[DRE-maint] Possible problems in your Debian packages

Michael Schutte michi at uiae.at
Thu Aug 7 19:48:53 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 03:13:01PM -0300, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > Currently having at hand a lot of spare time, I’d like to get this
> > transition done for Lenny.  Some testing reveals that at least gonzui
> > and rbot have problems with 0.6.5, so at least these would need an
> > upload.
> > 
> > I see that there is a freeze exception for libdb-ruby, but I cannot find
> > the relevant discussion with the release team.  Do we also have some
> > sort of pre-approval to get libdb-ruby-related changes into testing?  If
> > not, I’d start by getting one before filing bugs.
> Hi Michael,
> I think that the freeze exception is the standard one for packages
> already in unstable. You might want to discuss this with the release
> team before starting: my current opinion is that we could just leave
> everything as it is now for lenny, and work on that after lenny.

Ah, I didn’t know these were done using a regular hints file.  Thanks
for clarifying.

I still think it would be good to clean up this mess (from a
post-release maintainability point of view), but I will certainly ask
for the release team’s opinion beforehand.

Michael Schutte <michi at uiae.at>
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