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Re: Freeze Please?

On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 02:10:15PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> >  > Seriously, if you or anyone else wants to do the work to do security
> >  > updates for testing on a regular basis, everything's in place -- all
> >  > you have to do is upload the source packages, and work out whether you
> >  > want to do it like stable security updates (on the separate server,
> >  > made instantly available, possibly prepared before publication, with an
> >  > advisory), or just as an "out-of-band" update.
> >  That's good to know.  Do we have testing autobuilders?
> Of course we do. "Everything's in place -- all you have to do is upload
> the source packages."
> >  > All this stuff has been in place since the new security architecture
> >  > came into being
> >  I have no clue what you are talking about.
> Wow.

Actually, I didn't know that the buildds could work with testing, either.
Early on in the establishment of the new system, I had gotten an impression
that it has been hard enough to get enough machines running stable, let
alone testing chroots and/or whatever else is necessary.

And while I agree that m2 is pointlessly restating the obvious flaws in
"testing", I wouldn't blame him for not being informed about this, because
it's not been publicized appropriately. I don't remember seeing anything on
-devel-announce about it, and the developers' reference only tangentially
mentions testing in the security bug upload procedure, and I certainly
didn't get the impression that one can freely upload their stuff from
reading that section.

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