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Re: First pass all buildds before entering unstable

On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Colin Watson wrote:

> And if we hadn't had perl 5.8.1 in unstable, then we would never have
> spotted its binary incompatibility with 5.8.0. Upstream released 5.8.2
> precisely because the problem had been discovered in Debian unstable.
> Under your proposal, we would have remained unaware of the problem for
> much longer, which would have been a bad thing.
> This is in fact an excellent example of how fixing build problems isn't
> enough to ensure a quality distribution, and how it's often important to
> parallelize fixing build problems and other problems rather than
> serializing the two tasks.
Thanks for the hint which precisely shows what I mentioned that I'm not
an expert in those details.  On the other hand I'm sure that my arguing
might apply to better examples.  People who observed those FTBFS bugs
in the past might know what I mean.

Kind regards


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