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Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 01:28:01PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> 1) No uninstallable packages, according to their dependencies, are
>    shipped as part of a release. AFAIK this is already monitored
>    pre-release, and daily monitored at
>    <http://edos.debian.net/uninstallable.php>. If this is actually the
>    case, it should be added to the current status, otherwise mentioned
>    as a future improvement (and commit it to check it for releases).

In squeeze, in fact all architecture-dependant packages are already
installable (except for kfreebsd-*). That is, the only non-installable
packages are packages with Architecture=all. These could be excluded, too,
from future releases by editing the Packages files for the different
architecture, if the release team wants to do that additional work.

BTW: these checks are now also enabled for stable updates and stable
proposed updates (http://edos.debian.net/edos-debcheck/stable.php,
scroll down the page).

> 2) No packages with (detectable) conflicts are shipped as part of a
>    release. This is not daily monitored, but periodically checked with
>    an initiative by Ralf Treinen described at
>    <http://edos.debian.net/file-overwrites/>. As above: we should
>    mention it, either as current status or as future improvement.

If such an error occurs (two packages claiming the same path name) I
file a bug with severity=serious anyway. Still, it might be worthwhile
to announce this as a release goal, just to make it public that we 
have performed this QA check.


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