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Uploading packages built against testing? (was: openssl will block bacula into etch?)

Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> wrote:

>> Hmm.  But openssl is in testing already, and bacula doesn't build-dep
>> on a newer version.  Why does it matter?
> The *binary* packages require a newer version of openssl, they would
> be uninstallable in testing.
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/bacula-sd
> | libssl0.9.8 (>= 0.9.8a-1) [m68k]
> |     SSL shared libraries
> | libssl0.9.8 (>= 0.9.8b-1) [not m68k]
> |     SSL shared libraries
> testing has libssl0.9.8 0.9.8a-8

Would it be acceptable to build bacula (or any other package with that
problem) in an etch environment, or on sid with manually installed
libssl from etch, and upload that to unstable?  After checking that it
works in unstable, of course.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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