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Re: 2013 sometimes still feels like 2003 or 1993 (Re: NEW processing during freezes

Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org> writes:

> * Arto Jantunen <viiru@debian.org>, 2013-05-03, 11:12:
>> Source only uploads were banned many years ago, mainly due to problems with
>> maintainers not even build testing their packages.
> [citation needed]

Indeed. I was fairly certain that a policy decision about this was made
at some point around ten years ago, but after a bit of searching it
seems to me that this isn't actually the case.

In 2001 AJ listed a bunch of technical reasons why source only uploads
can't currently be done (
). After that the next relevant mail seems to be the fairly recent
from Ganneff. My own (grep-friendly) d-d-a archive only goes back to
2002 so it's possible that there was another relevant mail in between,
but my google-fu simply isn't strong enough to find it..

I find it hilarious that we seem to have been waiting for a couple of
rather minor technical fixes for the past 12 years or so.

Arto Jantunen

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