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Britney error with the gossip package?

On Tue, 07 Oct 2008 20:25:12 +0200
Norbert Tretkowski <norbert@tretkowski.de> wrote:

>From #501423: FTBFS in lenny: Unsatisfiable build-dependency:
libloudmouth1-dev(inst 1.4.0-1 ! >= wanted 1.4.1)

> Am Dienstag, den 07.10.2008, 18:57 +0100 schrieb Neil Williams:
> > Migration to testing happens automatically from unstable, you should
> > have received notification of the migration, there is no approval
> > needed.
> Not during a freeze, where an exception is required.

Oops. Got my dates wrong. Sorry.

Freeze: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 16:00:53 +0200
The gossip upload was made:
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2008 16:52:40 +0200

It migrated Fri, 03 Oct 2008 16:39:16 +0000

There's no sign of a request on the debian-release mailing list (Sep or
Oct 08).

I'm assuming there are records of unblocks beyond the mailing list

> I uploaded gossip and loudmouth to unstable, and wanted to ask for an
> approval, but then an RC bug was filed against loudmouth, that's why I
> didn't ask for approval yet.
> > Are you saying that gossip should be removed from testing and therefore
> > removed from the release?
> No. But we now really need a fix for the loudmouth RC bug.

As that bug doesn't affect testing, it is not exactly a priority for
bug fixes prior to the release.

Is it worth investigating why britney got it wrong and whether
gossip 1:0.30-1 can be reinstated?

$ rmadison libloudmouth1-0
libloudmouth1-0 |    1.4.0-1 |       testing | alpha, amd64, arm,
armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc
libloudmouth1-0 |    1.4.2-1 |      unstable | alpha, amd64, arm,
armel, hppa, hurd-i386, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390,

How did gossip migrate with Build-Depends on a version of
libloudmouth1-0 that still does not exist in Lenny?


Neil Williams

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