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Re: Idea for dealing with transitions

On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 06:29:40 +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:

> Maybe we could start by a simpler solution, not involving dak:
> - parse the hints files
> - get a list of source packages where:
>   - version in testing != version in unstable
>   - version in unstable is mentioned in a hints files
> for each source package in that list, display a big warning on the PTS:
>    This package is mentioned in an hints file. It might be part of an
>    ongoing transition. Please don't upload without asking permission from
>    the release team, or you might add a long delay to the transition of a
>    lot of packages to testing.
Most source packages involved in transitions aren't mentioned in hints
files.  You'd have to extract the whole dependency tree.


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