[Fwd: Re: Stable Release Updates policy]
sistpoty at ubuntu.com
Tue Oct 31 13:53:09 GMT 2006
Am Dienstag 31 Oktober 2006 14:23 schrieb Hobbsee:
> For FTBFS only bugs, with an eyeballable patch:
> Is it really necessary to go through with the 5 approvals, or 7 days,
> whichever is longer?
> Clearly, we can test for buildability and installability - and even a
> semi-working version is better than the version that fails to build, I
> expect - perhaps have a smaller quorum to ack those requests?
imo yes, it should be treated like other SRU's, because you change a stable
distribution. With FTBFS bugs the situation gets even a little bit more
consider foo-1.1 built fine, foo-1.2 FTBFS'd and you propose foo-1.21. Then
users of foo will probably have foo-1.1 installed (since no new binary
version resulted from 1.2) which makes a different upgrade path than from
Different treatment could be considered for known bad packages though.
> Example debdiff - cinepaint (which needs uploading - changes are mostly
> from debian)
Got a different idea though: How about using this as a test-case for the
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