missing packages in universe?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Fri Sep 24 07:38:57 UTC 2004

On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 04:21:29PM +0200, Stefan Kluth wrote:

> so some packages are missing ... but it exists happily in debian/unstable,
> section science.  I thought everything in debian/unstable is made
> available in universe?

The source packages are made available, and we make an attempt to build
them.  However, if they fail to build, we do not take time to fix them as a
matter of course.  (contrast with main and restricted, where failures are
high-priority bugs)

If it is something which can be trivially fixed, LaMont will fix it;
otherwise, patches are gratefully accepted.  We have a release to make. :-)

 - mdz

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