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Re: Answers to "Why is package X not in testing yet?"

Joey Hess wrote:
> http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=trophy&expand=1
> I think that shows a bug of some sort.

Actually, it doesn't. A package can break itself. See update_output.txt:

trying: trophy
skipped: trophy (6 <- 562)
    got: 5+0: a-5
    * alpha: trophy

I'm not sure what is going on behind the scenes when this happens,
though. Could someone give a few examples of when this can happen?

The number of broken packages reported is also correct, even though it does
not match the list. This is because update_output.txt only contains the first
port with broken packages, even though the package breaks on several ports.

I've added some explaining text to the page.


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