[Pkg-e-devel] [Debian] zhone currently not installable

gregor herrmann gregoa at debian.org
Mon Jul 20 20:51:58 UTC 2009

On Mon, 20 Jul 2009 18:40:26 +0200, Joachim Breitner wrote:

> Am Montag, den 20.07.2009, 17:41 +0200 schrieb Luca Capello:
> > On Mon, 20 Jul 2009 16:13:36 +0200, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> > > Entire stack with new ABI should be first uploaded to experimental, so 
> > > things stay installable from unstable while things are in NEW.
> > > Once everything is out of NEW, an upload of everything to unstable should 
> > > happen.
> > FWIW I would not like such a workflow, at least because:
> > 1) everyone are short in manpower
> > 2) you need to compile two times the packages for nothing
> Actually, I think Nikita’s suggestion is interesting, and probably
> better than forcing Albin (or his sponsor, for that sake :-)) to build
> stuff on a slow machine. Buildd time is cheaper than developer time.
> /me wonders if any policy is broken if the same source is uploaded to
> unstable, by just changing the Distribution in the .changes files. It
> might even avoid buildd runs :-))

Hm. I don't know if policy explicitly says something about that, but
uploading a package weeks later to unstable without rebuilding it
(i.e. without checking if it still builds against possibly changed
dependencies etc.) just doesn't feel right to me.

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