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Re: Source only uploads?

On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 02:17:40PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > c) The package is uploaded from the real-world environment where it works,
> > built on the architecture 99% of the users have. The breakage in the
> > other architectures' autobuilt packages is not noticed until after Sarge,
> > and/or when somebody does an NMU (or takes over the package) and suffers
> > from severe brain trauma trying to figure out how the h*ll it could have
> > worked _ever_.
> If a broken package is not noticed in unstable, the package must not be
> particularly important to anyone.

I disagree.

1. A package may not be important to developers, but is
still important to users. Alternatively, developers may simply
recompile the package without submitting a bug report.

A variation on the theme, all the developers who use package
X only do so on platform Y, so it doesn't get tested on other

2. The package may be broken in that it is inconsistant,
but still work fine, or work fine for most features.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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