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Re: mass bug filing: packages not installable on any architecture

On Wed, 2010-08-04 at 01:50 +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> Hi,
> I started to file bugs against packages that are not installable on any 
> architecture. There were only a handful of them in testing, but now I am
> turning to unstable and that now more looks like a mass bug filing. So
> I reckoned I'd better ask here whether that would be OK.
> The source is the daily analysis done by edos-debcheck, the results of
> which is available on edos.debian.net/edos-debcheck/. Packages can be
> temporarily uninstallable in sid and on some architectures for all
> possible transient reasons, so I think a good start would be packages
> that
> (1) do not install on *any* architecture and
> (2) are not installable for a certain length of time (e.g., 1 month)
> In that case I would file a bug with severity=grave since the package 
> is not usable for all, or at least a large number of, users.
> Currently there are 68 packages that satisfy (1), I didn't check for
> (2) yet:
> http://edos.debian.net/edos-debcheck/results/unstable/latest/every/list.php
> Any opinions? -Ralf

I think some of these are old versions of arch:all packages that for
some reason have not been automatically removed.  I think you should
consider only the latest version of each binary package available in the


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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