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Re: Testing migration doesn't check build-depends?

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 09:19:17PM -0400, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
> > > > Sorry for a stupid question, but how is it ensured in the Debian
> > > > project that all packages in stable are buildable in stable?

> > > The Debian project doesn't verify that. There are packages that FTBFS in
> > > stable. However, it's rare, because there are never large numbers of
> > > packages that FTBFS in testing to begin with.

> > The Debian project does verify it. That doesn't mean there are no bugs,
> > but they're clearly bugs.
> There's a difference between having some release team members act at times on 
> debcheck and/or FTBFS bugs and having project infrastructure to "ensure that 
> all packages in stable are buildable in stable". I didn't mean that nobody 
> does anything to avoid these bugs or that FTBFS weren't considered bugs.

They're considered *RC* bugs, with all that implies.  This is trivially
verifiable from <http://release.debian.org/etch/rc_policy.txt> or
<http://release.debian.org/lenny/rc_policy.txt>, either of which I would
expect someone to be conversant with before responding to questions on

> > If you don't understand the way release management actually works (and
> > it does work), please just don't answer on mail to debian-release.
> If you prefer denigrating my contributions to answering questions to the
> list, please do so more convincingly.

I believe what he was denigrating were your research skills.

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