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Re: QA packages for release

Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> For a while I've been tracking the sarge inclusion of QA-managed
> packages.  Here is a status report.  Some of you are getting this
> because you have done something relevant to one or more of these
> packages and should stay on top of things.  But I have set the
> Reply-To to debian-release.  If you reply about one or more specific
> packages, you might want to add the other relevant people too at your
> option. 

Thanks for the effort ;-)

> According to http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=lirc, lirc
> isn't in testing because there aren't current builds on any
> architecture but i386.  But according to packages.debian.org/lirc,
> this is incorrect, and the latest package (-11) exists for every arch.
> According to bugs.debian.org/260565 and bugs.debian.org/267323, the
> problem is old outdated binary packages in the archive which need to
> be deleted by ftpmaster.  In my opinion, this kind of ftpmaster work
> needs to take a priority.  There are people (see those bugs)
> interested in taking over lirc, but still, the package should get into
> testing.  The actual problem here is that lirc builds multiple
> packages; one of them, lirc-svga, is Arch: i386 only.  But the new
> lirc can't get installed until the bogus non-i386 binaries for
> lirc-svga get dropped from the archive.  So this is in ftpmaster-wait.

Right, I have changed severities and merged both bugs, and I am working
on an upload that fixes several minor bugs.

There's also a recently approved Alioth project to take care of lirc and
libirman as a group.

We are also working into getting newest upstream version in Sarge.
Hope is free isn't it? :-)

Thanks for contacting us regarding this.

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