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Re: Cameleon packages available

On Thu, 10 Oct 2002 18:43:35 +0200
Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@cs.unibo.it> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 06:30:41PM +0200, Georges Mariano wrote:
> > Would it be possible to set up an entry in the BTS for
> > "debian-ocaml-maint" where general bugs (i.e not related to a
> > specific package) may be stored ... 
> I doubt, our community is too smal, anyway ...
Ok, but BTW, this has nothing to do with the size of the related
community (just need to have a dummy package debian-ocaml-maint, of
course correcting these bugs is not mandatory since there is no

> > Please build the packages for woody (>stable< release) *first*
> > 
> > and, why not, please provide one "experimental" source (if one is
> > needed)  [may be by using something like Savannah to have a common
> > repository (or somewhere in debian.org's world)]

>From my point of view, the following does not make sense 
> These are not bugs, debian practice requires that new packages are
> uploaded to (and therefor built for) unstable, 

I don't understand why you say "therefor..."!? "unstable" is just a
repository area (not a running machine AFAIK). So, of course package
have to be uploaded there but they only have to be built for the
client machines (e.g. mine ;-) which may be potato/woody/sarge...

Well, do you mean that autobuilders are running  sarge ?? (which may
be a "good" explanation of what you said)

> only when really
> needed packages are built and uploaded to stable directly.
This is not what I meant. In other words, to be more precise, if you
build your package in a woody/chroot, your packages will reach
"unstable" with the strictly neeeded dependencies (in this case,
ocaml-ioxml will be also **correctly** built, uploaded into sarge, but
with the dependance on ocaml-3.04 not ocaml-3.06).

Of course, If your are not interested in providing packages with the
minimal dependencies, well, go ahead... and users have to wait sarge
to become the new stable release.


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