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Re: Upload of GNOME 2.6 to unstable

On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 04:43:23PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > > hmm, upload a new gcc-defaults to experimental making 3.4 the default
> > > definitely breaks gnome builds in experimental, if you get your build
> > > dependencies from there. an experimental/toolchain would help in this
> > > case.
> > Perhaps one can assume that all essential and build-essential packages
> > should be from unstable, while the build-dependencies are taken from
> > experimental?
> If that's the idea, why would you ever upload a compiler to
> experimental?

ObVious: So that other people can get it.

If you want to beta test a new toolchain for Debian, you want to run
it over everything in unstable anyway, not just the random stuff in
experimental (that mightn't build with the regular toolchain anyway,
afterall), which means setting up your own pbuilder or whatever.

Putting the stuff in experimental means it's mirrored, easily accessible,
authenticated, bugs can be filed on it, and so forth. It _could_ mean
that you can Depend:/Build-Depend: on it more usefully, but I don't know
that that's really worth stressing over.


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