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Re: why allow broken packages to get all the way to mirrors?



On Sun, Apr 03, 2005 at 02:28:36PM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels <ecki@lina.inka.de> wrote:
> In article <87br8wvf1m.fsf@jidanni.org> you wrote:
> > It seems there are only minimal checks, so developers can unwittingly
> > upload broken packages.
> 
> Any numbers where you can proof your claim? Developers are required to test
> the packages before upload, and I havent noticed any uninstallable package
> in years.
> 
> > Even if the package is only "broken until tomorrow, whereupon the
> > upload will be complete", that too should not be allowed to propagate
> > to the mirrors until ready.
> 
> This cannot happen, what do you mean? Uploads are integrity checked.
> Besides, thats what unstable is for, a package does not propagate to testing
> or stable it has bugs.

I think he's talking about mirrored Packages files being updated before
all the packages get mirrored and/or arch all packages reaching the
archive before arch specific builds (except the maintainer's arch),
because of buildd queue.

Mike



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