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Re: Some observations regardig the progress towards Debian 3.1

On Fri, Nov 21, 2003 at 09:26:45AM +0100, Yann Dirson wrote:
> > Binary NMU for unstable:
> > Version: 1.0-2.0.1
> > 
> > Your suggested pre-tesing package:
> > Version: 1.0-2.0.1
> > 
> > 
> > IOW:
> > There are two different packages with the same version number.
> But:
> - if they come into incoming the same day, the 1st one wins

There are two packages with the same version number.

This might e.g. cause much confusion when someone reports a bug against 
version 1.0-2.0.1, and the problem is only in one of these two packages.

> - binary NMUs should AFAIU only occur when there's some
> important-enough problem for 1.0-2 on a given arch, right ?  Then
> there is an arch-specific problem, and we can mandate that binary-only
> NMUs are only to be done to fix an arch-specific RC bugreport, which
> would then have prevented the attempt to promote into pre-testing.

Binary NMUs usually occur when there are e.g. toolchain problems on one 

E.g. if an autobuilder built and uploaded 100 packages using a broken
gcc package.

There's often no arch-specific RC bugreport for problems that are fixed 
by binary NMUs.

> Regards,



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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