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Re: Bug#219545: Proposed packages to remove from testing

On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 09:38:34AM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 08:01:02AM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > > advi:  Maintainer won't fix the RC bug until he fixes "other" problems,
> > > which he hasn't gotten around to.  Packages which FTBFS should not be in
> > > sarge.  Accordingly, remove it until the maintainer gets around to fixing
> > > his bugs.  (or, yell at the maintainer with authority ;-)

> > It's such a simple fix that it's only one-line and I don't know if it's really 
> > worth it, but if it's going to be removed I've got packages that require advi.

> Why should it be removed ? There is really no reason for it, we are not
> near the release in any stretch of the imagination, we are at least
> month from being ready.

Is it currently releasable?  If not, then there's no reason to keep it
in testing, is there?

Would you really prefer that packages only be removed from testing at
the very last minute, leaving maintainers no time to get a fixed version
back in?

> Time would be much better spent fixing one of the billion other RC bugs
> around, instead of this minor bug.

It may be trivial to /fix/, but a FTBFS is not "minor".

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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