Re: Testing excuse: Invalidated by dependency
On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 11:07:18AM +0200, Guido Trotter wrote:
> Sorry to bother you here but I haven't found an answer to this question
> anywhere. I maintain the debian version of Directory Administrator
> (package: directory-administrator); looking at the PTS I've found that this
> package has not yet entered testing: this shouldn't be a problem, it is
> simply waiting for openldap2 to enter itself (which is the case of most
> packages in this days, it seems).
> The question I have is about the other message the testing excuses gives:
> "Invalidated by dependency"
> What does this mean?
The testing maintenance script looks for the dependencies of your
package that aren't yet in testing. Of those dependencies, if any aren't
valid candidates for whatever reason (e.g. too many RC bugs, or not in
sync on all architectures), then it decides not to bother with your
package yet either since it clearly won't be able to go in yet.
In this case, openldap2's RC bugs make it not a valid candidate, which
invalidates your package for now as well.
It's possible to have dependencies not yet in testing and still be a
valid candidate, as they could all be upgraded in a single testing run -
they might even form a loop.
> Does this require action by me?
No, don't worry about it; it's just an extra note on why
directory-administrator isn't a valid candidate. You'd already worked
that out for yourself.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]