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Re: Auto reject if autopkgtest of reverse dependencies fail or cause FTBFS

On Sat, 2017-01-14 at 11:05 +0100, Ole Streicher wrote:
> I don't see the need to keep things in sync: If a new failure is
> detected, it creates an RC bug against the migration candidate, with an
> "affects" to the package that failed the test. The maintainer then has
> the possibilities:
>  * solve the problem in his own package, upload a new revision, and close
>    the bug there
>  * re-assign the problem to the package that failed the test is the
>    problem lies there. In this case, that maintainer can decide if the
>    problem is RC, and if not, then lower the severity.
> In any case, the maintainers can follow the established workflow, and if
> one needs to look up the problems a year later, one can just search for
> the bug.

You missed the (not at all hypothetical) case:

* downgrades the bug, regardless of the practical impact of the failure,
just so her package can migrate.



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