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Re: Developer repositories for Debian


let me comment

Am Sonntag, den 05.05.2013, 14:22 +0200 schrieb Joerg Jaspert:
> Preparing Transitions:
>      Some base package(s) should be changed in a maybe incompatible
>      way. All  of its reverse (Build-)Depends will be rebuild, updated,
>      and fixed in  the PPA before they get transferred to unstable.
> [..]
>  - a PPAMAIN can have its full package set transferred into its base
>    suite  with one command, provided the base suite is configured to
>    receive such  transfers. (Currently we imagine only unstable will be
>    configured for it, but other suites might gain this feature
>    too). Only packages with  versions NEWER than those existing in the
>    base suite will be transferred. All version checks of the base suite
>    must be fulfilled for the transfer to work.

with a big: „Yes, thanks in advance“ from the Haskell team. This will
allow us to keep the uninstallable count in unstable very low at all
times, even while we rebuild stuff for a new compiler.

Feature suggestion: Optionally only allow the package set transferred to
unstable if all transferred packages are installable in the final set,
or similar checks as applied in the unstable → testing transition.

And a question:

>  - a PPAMAIN must have packages with unique versions which  have to be
>    greater than in the base suite. Package versions are global  for the
>    archive, so the ppaname has to be included in the version  uploaded
>    to the PPA.

What if it is decided by the maintainers of a certain package to do the
uploads always to a PPA first and from there, via the above command, to
unstable. Will it then be ok to use „normal“ version numbers?

Greetings and thanks for the happy news,

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
Debian Developer
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