[Piuparts-devel] Bug#856846: piuparts.debian.org: jessie-security has >1700 packages in dependency-failed-testing status

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Wed Mar 8 12:26:06 UTC 2017

On 2017-03-08 13:14, Holger Levsen wrote:
> However, your "outdated" state doesnt *really* help with this, or? AIUI it
> will make us stop testing (or rather, stop trying to test) outdated packages,
> but it's still not testing *dependend* packages correctly, or?

that patch has its origins nearly 5 years ago with exactly that issue
fixed the next day, it does the right thing by now :-)

Author: Andreas Beckmann <anbe at debian.org>
Date:   Fri Apr 20 12:14:04 2012 +0200

    correctly resolve downgrades from recursion

Author: Andreas Beckmann <anbe at debian.org>
Date:   Thu Apr 19 21:08:10 2012 +0200

    introduce outdated state

the state lookup for dependencies recurses upon "outdated", so it will
find the state of a newer version

> (also I'd like to show that there are outdated packages in some suites and
> that these can be removed…)

backports ...


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