[pkg-lxqt-devel] Your Debian package(s) will not migrate to testing

Alf Gaida agaida at siduction.org
Wed Sep 4 23:32:18 BST 2019

On Wed, 04 Sep 2019 22:02:50 +0100
Julian Gilbey <jdg at debian.org> wrote:

> Dear LXQt Packaging Team,
> This is a courtesy message about your package(s) which is/are
> stuck in sid, and will not migrate to testing, in case you
> are unaware; they are listed below.

Already noted

> The release managers announced on 7th July 2019 in their email
> to debian-devel-announce and debian-release
> (Message-ID: <20190707014700.GF15255 at powdarrmonkey.net>)
> that only source-only uploads would transition to testing.
> Here is the relevant part of what they wrote:
Noted too.

> ~~~~~
> To perform a source-only build and upload, run dpkg-buildpackage -S
> and then upload the relevant files in the normal way (for example,
> using dupload or dput).

Will do so soon

> Source package: featherpad
> Version: 0.11.1-1
> One relevant line of the excuse file (including the uploader):
>   Not built on buildd: arch amd64 binaries uploaded by
> mattia at mapreri.org Transition verdict: REJECTED_PERMANENTLY

I understand the reasons and highly appreciate them - but there is a
design fault in the workflow. Featherpad was uploaded to NEW because
splitted out languages (now featherpad-l10n) - and upload to NEW is
impossible without binaries right now. In a perfect world it should be
possible to do source only uploads to NEW. 

I'm not complaining, but it looks like wasted maintainer and builder
time esp. with bigger packages - it just makes no sense to waste time
with a local (ideally sbuild or pbuilder) build and do the same thing
again with no changes on the build server again because the NEW package
will never ever have a chance to migrate :D

Ok, i also understand that a clean local build in a chroot shows that
the new package will build at least for one or maybe two architectures.

Cheers Alf

Alf Gaida
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