Final Freeze approaching

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Sat Apr 17 09:06:46 UTC 2010

Hi Jamie,

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 11:31:51AM -0500, Jamie Strandboge wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-04-12 at 03:08 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> >  - For packages in universe that aren't seeded in any of the Ubuntu flavors,
> >    this final freeze is nominal; packages must be manually accepted by the
> >    archive admins, but no additional approval is required.  This means that
> >    if you *are* trying to get a package in that needs a FeatureFreeze
> >    exception, it's important that you get release team approval *first*,
> >    because the archive admins are not expected to check for an exception
> >    approval before accepting these packages.

> What is the recommended way of determining if something isn't seeded in
> any Ubuntu flavors? I admit I've done little with seeds, so I went to
> SeedManagement then
> and poked around, but there is a lot to check there. Should I be running
> germinate locally? Pointing me to an appropriate man page or wiki entry
> is enough.

The "sets" column on
<> should map fairly
reliably to seeded vs. non-seeded packages; packages with a component of
universe or multiverse, with no sets listed, can be assumed not to be seeded

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                          
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