Bug#514919: Removing support for uploads to multiple distributions
On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 19:20 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Here's a proposed patch that limits the footnote to only discussing the
> values that go into *.changes files, removes extraneous information about
> the relative risk of unstable vs. testing, and mentions the other values
> commonly seen in the Distribution field for Debian packages.
> I also lifted the note that the Debian archive software doesn't support
> multiple distributions into the main text instead of a footnote, since it
> isn't just informative information.
> + The <em>testing</em> distribution, which cannot be
> + uploaded to directly, normally receives its packages
> + from the <em>unstable</em> distribution after a short
> + time lag. However sometimes, such as during release
> + freezes before a new stable release or when a problem
> + in the <em>testing</em> distribution requires fixing
> + before the <em>unstable</em> version can migrate,
> + direct uploads to <em>testing</em> are useful. This
> + distribution value is used for those exceptions.
That section sounds slightly strange to me. It starts by saying that
one cannot upload directly to testing, and finishes by indicating that a
distribution of t-p-u is used to upload directly to testing.
Maybe something like
+ before the <em>unstable</em> version can migrate,
+ direct updates to a package in <em>testing</em> are useful.
+ This distribution value is used for these exceptions,
+ after approval from the release managers.
> + <em>stable-security</em> and <em>testing-security<em>
The rest looks good to me; thanks.