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

On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 10:43:27AM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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?

Yes it is, there is nothing wrong with the package, it is statically
linked to ocaml, so didn't need to get rebuild for ocaml 3.07, which is
why i didn't upload it.

> 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?

Heck, if the ftp-masters had time to loose, then why not, but this not
being the case, there are tons of more important things to fix than
this, and i am sure that if i ask for the removal of the 2.4.20 and
2.4.21 powerpc kernel today, this will not happen before weeks, while
those are plaged with a local root exploit. Indeed i will do that this

> > 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".

dpkg-buildpackage -d fixes it. It is not really a FTBFS, just a broken
build dependency. Anyway, i uploaded a fixed package now, including
dpatchification, so you will all stop bothering me about this, and let
me time to do real bug fixing. It is also in the ocaml SVN repository on
alioth now, so anyone feeling like helping out with the other stuff can
give a hand there.


Svne Luther

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