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

On Fri, May 03, 2013 at 09:18:36AM +0800, Chow Loong Jin wrote:
> While we're at it, can we also have source-only uploads? Uploading
> potentially huge binary packages that just go to /dev/null seems like
> a pointless waste of bandwidth to me, and the only for argument I've
> heard (which I don't buy) is "so that we know maintainers have
> test-built their packages."

I agree with the above. I might just be naive about the following, but
Debian Developers essentially have root access to any Debian box: all it
takes is one crafty postinst script and an upgrade. If Debian and its
users trust developers with that kind of responsibility, it should also
be able to trust developers to follow a basic guideline of "Please
test-build your package and check the resulting binary before doing a
source-only upload."


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