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Re: testing, unstable, and dependencies


Is it possible (in theory) to have a set of buildd:s that use
testing for compiling. If they fail (i.e. version dep problems)
the package is moved to the unstable buildd:s (the ones that exist
today) for building.

And if all archs (at least that has been built for earlier) can build it
using the testing build it will then be used for considering
inclusion in testing (sid, woody  bugs should not be considered here).

This way it could be possible to let packages slip into testing
even if some core packages (in unstable) has RC bugs.

The drawback is that we must have a double set of buildds for all
archs, but that is possible to set up. It will probably cause more
load on the buildd:s.

All I want to know is if this is in theory possible or if there
is any new problems that this solution will cause.


// Ola

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 10:51:46AM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 05:48:17PM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> > Typically most packages in unstable can be recompiled for stable.
> s/most/trivial/
> Anything with library dependencies is inconvenient, more so with the number
> of libraries and dependencies of those libraries.
> apt-get source -b hello works great, though.
> It's always a great relief to find that someone has already done the
> backport and published it; even more so if they maintain it (thanks,
> cjwatson, for subversion).
> > Even for the occasional program (eg. gramps) that has a large number of
> > dependancies on programs in unstable, it stills (surprisingly) seems to
> > work fine on unstable (I modified the dependancies). I have only seen one
> > package so far that won't easily compile for stable (ironically my
> > package, fpm).
> Try any GNOME application (KDE 2 will likely install as binary, since those
> packages are pretty much unchanged, or were the last time I looked).
> -- 
>  - mdz
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