[Bug 245594] Re: Please add binNMU capabilities to Soyuz

Stefan Potyra stefan.potyra at informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Tue Aug 5 12:54:37 BST 2008


On Tuesday 05 August 2008 13:26:33 Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Aug 2008 13:02:39 +0200 Stefan Potyra
> <stefan.potyra at informatik.uni-erlangen.de> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >On Tuesday 05 August 2008 12:28:55 Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> >[..]
> >
> >> Could you please give a rationale why we don't want binNMUs in ubuntu,
> >> but require sourceful uploads? I was under the impression that we don't
> >> want this because there was no infrastructure for this. Now the request
> >> for adding this is rejected on the grounds that policy forbids this. I
> >> have the feeling we are turning in circles here, so could someone please
> >> followup on the bug report?
> >
> Sometimes it's just needed to do one arch, not all of them.  

hm... interesting, haven't thought about that case. Can you give an example? 
The only thing I can think of right now is if you do rebuild for a transition 
but don't adjust the build-dependency to require at least the transitioned 
version. This however is bad for derivatives and gave me a hard time figuring 
the correct order for earlier haskell transitions (which is now thankfully 
fixed in debian :)).

> If your concerned about abuse,
> maybe it could be restricted to core-dev or the release teams.

Actually my concern is not about abuse, but rather about quality. (and I 
didn't even mention testing the transitioned package in my previous mail).

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