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Re: FAQ for debian-mentors

On Tue, 9 Sep 2003, Andreas Barth wrote:

> * Ismael Valladolid Torres (ismael@sambara.org) [030909 12:58]:
> > Is it in some way "mandatory" using sid as the developing and
> > packaging environment?
> >
> > I usually have stable installed, and even have built some simple
> > packages against stable dependencies. Wouldn't they have a chance of
> > getting into Debian mainstream because of this?
> Normally packages are uploaded to sid. So, they must be build on sid.

They should be buildable under sid, yes, but there is no requirement
anywhere that they are actually built under sid. What is really
"mandatory" is that uploaded packages have the dependencies and
build-dependencies which are "right" for sarge by the time sarge is
released as stable, that they follow the policy for sarge, and that
they have the same functionailty as if they had been built under unstable.

Whether this means you need a sid environment to build your packages
or not will depend on your particular case.

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