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Re: Release file changes

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Joey Hess wrote:
> Russ Allbery wrote:
> > Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org> writes:
> > > Right. For now I undo this (with next dinstall run), until either one of
> > > the following happens:
> > 
> > >   - lenny is gone and the tools are fixed in squeeze with a point
> > >     update (provided the SRMs approve such updates, but I *hope* so).
> > >     Until today we discovered:
> > >      * debootstrap (has a patch IIRC)
> > >      * cdebootstrap
> > >      * debmirror (fix uploaded)
> > 
> > I can confirm that the unstable debmirror runs great on oldstable and can
> > mirror the new-format repository, although I had to use --diff=none
> > because otherwise a bunch of Packages diff files would fail the SHA-1
> > checksum and block the mirror.  (That's not a new problem; I had
> > --pdiff=none previously due to the same problem.)
> It does have a minor big with -v on oldstable.
> More problimatic is the diff size to use generic checksum types,
> since it entailed many broad changes:
> git diff 2.5..2.6|wc -l
> 565
> This would be difficult to justify for proposed-updates.

If it has been extensively regression-tested, and there are no ABI changes
that could break local scripts, it should still be considered a valid
candidate, IMO.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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