Review: Syncing from testing a success?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Apr 9 11:03:21 BST 2010

On Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 11:00:00PM +0200, Michael Bienia wrote:
> On 2010-04-08 21:41:48 +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> >  (5) anything else that caused or eased problems that you can think
> >      of
> Some packages might got no updates for lucid as the package didn't reach
> testing (for whatever reasons) but we got it from syncing from unstable
> in karmic. These packages need to get synced manually from unstable to
> benefit from package updates.

Why?  Is it necessarily a bad thing if a package doesn't get updated?  If it
doesn't enter testing, there may be a good reason for this (such as RC

> Another problem is: Debian removes packages from testing when they get
> to buggy, yet we keep them. Perhaps we should remove those binaries too
> if the same version gets removed from testing.

Very good point.

 - mdz

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