Bug#514919: Removing support for uploads to multiple distributions
On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:19:46PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> I now have:
> + The <em>testing</em> distribution normally receives
> + its packages via 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 updates to a package in
> + <em>testing</em> are useful. This distribution value
> + is used for those exceptions, after approval from the
> + release managers.
As far as I know, the archive maps uploads to testing to
testing-proposed-updates, and so both end up in t-p-u.
There is also testing-security, which first gets uploaded to
security-master.debian.org and then also gets mapped to t-p-u
when uploaded to ftp-master.
But I wonder why we need such a list in policy. A few examples
might be useful, but this more looks like something for
the developers reference to me.