Re: The horde of sloppy maintainers is a myth. Maybe not. Maybe yes.
]] Adam Majer
| The obvious answer is it did not. On the contrary, it allows
| questionably built packages into Sid potentially breaking other
| package's dependencies. Consider,
| 1. libfoofoo maintainer uploads with binary and new ABI for AMD64
| 2. libfoofoo FTBFS
| 3. ubberapp maintainer builds their app in pbuilder on AMD64 and
| uploads with high priority due to security fix
| 4. ubberapp now depends on questionable binary on AMD64 and buildd
| binary on rest of architectures. Can't migrate to testing.
| For source only upload, #2 would prevent #4 from occurring.
Assuming it just fails to build on one architecture, yes. While that
might be the common case, it's certainly not uncommon for applications
or libraries to break on just one architecure. I am not saying
source-only uploads wouldn't fix half the problem. I am pointing out it
would not fix the whole problem or prevent this problem from happening
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are