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Re: glibc and UNACCEPTs


On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 08:14:56PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> The 2.3.999.2-10 upload (with signatures removed) is available on
> ftp-master.debian.org/~ajt/glibc/. Would anyone like to contribute their
> thoughts, so we can do an "air crash" style failure analysis to work
> out how we can avoid this class of problem in future, given the safety
> net that caught us this time is going away?

One possibility would be to have packages which obviously transition
from experimental to unstable (old version in experimental higher than
old version in unstable, new version in unstable higher than old version
in experimental) to be put into NEW for manual processing.  

That would mean more work for the ftp-masters/ftp-assistants though, so
not sure.

One thing we can do to prevent things like that is to make sure none of
our tools overwrite the Distribution: in .changes; the sbuild package in
unstable used to do that a while back I think, pbuilder is hopefully


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