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Re: Some observations regardig the progress towards Debian 3.1

On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 02:14:42PM +0100, Robert Lemmen wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 09:51:16PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Given that each soname change requires a package name change, and every
> > package name change requires a manual override by an ftpmaster, yes,
> > it's theoretically possible to "automate" the process of not approving
> > new package uploads during a given stage of the release process.
> perhaps a soname change should not be considered a "real" package name
> change and be accepted automatically?

I think you're missing the point: package name changes due to soname
changes often cause delays to testing, and therefore it's *beneficial*
that there's potentially an easy way to hold them out of unstable at the

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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