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Bug#568141: release.debian.org: Latest point release hard to follow / confusing

On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 07:15:01PM +0100, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> Obviously different from previous updates this page is out of date. I
> was almost considering stopping the update when I checked
> http://packages.qa.debian.org/XXX instead (how am I to know that this
> page is correct???). 

What are you checking on upgrade?  If it's for integrity: point releases are
signed with an offline key in addition to the normal archive key.  So you
can check Release based on Release.gpg and there's then a defined trust

The mail to debian-announce[1] might not list the versions but it does list
the changes introduced.  And you should be able to find the concrete
changelogs a) in the package through apt-listchanges and b) on

I'm happy to adjust the process, however it's difficult to get all people
involved present and awake for the whole timespan of a point release.

(I.e. we started at about 19 UTC and finshed at 23:30 UTC.  The mirror
push was supposed to happened after the next dinstall at 01:52 UTC.
Due to a glitch the actual sync only happened after the ftp-master was
awake again at 9:30 UTC.  And the press release came in even later, too.
So not everything worked as expected on this one.)

Kind regards,
Philipp Kern

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-announce/2010/msg00001.html
 .''`.  Philipp Kern                        Debian Developer
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