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Re: Legal problems of unbuildable testing (Was: ... towards Debian 3.1)

On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 13:04, Goswin von Brederlow 
<brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> What is a licence problem is that Debian needs to ship the source to
> all binaries. For hundreds of packages that is not available in sid.
> Every time a new source version is uploaded 10 archs will be left with
> binaries without source until the buildd catch up, which can be as
> much as 400 days in the extreme.

There are other reasons for keeping the source.  When you upgrade a package 
and it suddenly stops working it is really convenient to be able to do a diff 
on the source trees to see what changed from the working version to the 
broken version.  Keeping every version uploaded in the last year would be 
really convenient for this.

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