Charles Plessy <email@example.com> (11/11/2009): > my gut feeling (but maybe I start to sound like a broken disk) is > that most “FTBFS” and RC bugs that stay unfixed are more the > signature of abandonned packages than sloppy maintainers. Abandoned packages may start to FTBFS due to changes in their build-dependencies. Packages that are uploaded nowadays and that fail to build *everywhere* because of missing *trivial* Build-Depends (think autofoo, pkg-config, libstuff-dev when the package is stuff-related, etc.) would rather make me think about sloppy maintainers. I can understand that it can happen to anyone now and then, but when that happens often, it seems to confirm the “sloppy” hypothesis. (I can share some pointers if you like, I'm not that much into pointing fingers publically. At least right now.) Mraw, KiBi.
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