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Do not make gratuitous source uploads just to provoke the buildds!

Changelog entry from a package that has just arrived in incoming:

 gnucash (1.8.10-8) unstable; urgency=high
   * high urgency upload because the fix for critical bug 291632 didn't get
     into testing because of recompilation bugs, those later fixes were
     uploaded with urgency low, and the package is still badly stuck.
     People need the bug fix for 291632 and this will move it along.  No
     changes to the source.

No, Thomas, this will NOT move it along.  As I explained to you in response
to your last message to debian-release, the missing builds have been
awaiting fixes to our buildd capacity on a pair of architectures, and
gnucash 1.8.10-7 was already in the Needs-Build queue on both of those
architectures (as you could see from
http://people.debian.org/~igloo/status.php?packages=gnucash, if you're not
used to interpreting the pages on buildd.debian.org).  The reason gnucash
has not been built yet on arm or mipsel is because there is a backlog of
over a hundred packages on each of these architectures.

Re-uploading a package to provoke a buildd response is counterproductive,
*particularly* when the package is already in Needs-Build on the missing
architectures.  Re-uploading doesn't change its position in the queue, but
it *does* force buildds for all the other archs to needlessly rebuild the
package.  This is why the answer to your previous email was "please be

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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