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Re: Library packages depending on data files

On Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 06:25:49PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 02:29:20PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Those aren't generic flaws in the idea. The first is fixable in the
> > testing scripts but just hasn't been done (aj is happy with the idea, I
> > believe, but it's more sensible to do it at the start of a release
> > cycle). The second should be fixable by bug tracking system
> > improvements, which as of recently are finally making progress again.
> There are still problems with testing that aren't as easy solvable.
> If testing is frozen, there will be at the beginning of the freeze
> packages with a more recent version in unstable than in testing. Someone
> will have to check _all_ these packages whether an important fix is
> missing in the package in testing or e.g. a known security hole might
> stay in testing.
> It would be better if the BTS wouldn't close bugs unless they are fixed
> in testing (only mark them as fixed-in-unstable) and close them when
> they are fixed in testing.

I have no comment beyond underlining what I wrote above, and which you
apparently missed.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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