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Re: Proposal not to allow other packages to hold up ghc and Stackage updates

On Mon, Jun 01, 2020 at 12:09:12PM -0700, Sean Whitton wrote:
> If someone wants to work on updating ghc and Stackage in Debian unstable
> we typically expect them to make package-plan pass for all packages
> first before uploading anything, even to experimental.
> I wonder if we should instead establish a practice of uploading ghc and
> the new Stackage to experimental, or even to unstable, before fixing
> everything else.  It is useful to have the core set of packages
> installable from the archive, and it avoids expecting people who want to
> help the team as a whole from being held up with obscure packages which
> might not have many users.
> We could have an option to test-package-plan.pl which limits it to
> packages given in lts.config.

Could be worth a try.

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