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Re: FAQ for debian-mentors

On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 06:33:01PM +0200, Ismael Valladolid Torres wrote:
> El martes,  9 de septiembre de 2003, a las 14:27, Andreas Barth escribe:
> > With a sid build environment you're always on the safe side.
> What about, having the choice of building against both the stable and
> the unstable version of a library, choosing the stable version would
> not make the path of the package into stable shorter?

Not really. The autobuilders build for unstable on unstable, and it's
generally not practical to have them do anything else (this has been
gone over frequently).

It's not uncommon for a maintainer to actually *slow things down* by
building against an older library, because the older library that he
compiles against is no longer in unstable and the newer library that the
autobuilders compile against wasn't in stable. That tends to make the
whole dependency chain deadlock. Please don't try it. :)

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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