[Python-modules-team] Bug#848758: Latest upgrade of Numpy breaks tests of other packages (Was: Bug#848758: python-skbio: FTBFS: Test failures)

Ole Streicher olebole at debian.org
Wed Dec 21 19:48:31 UTC 2016

On 21.12.2016 19:16, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>> They are still, what the name suggests: candidates, with no confirmation
>> to be useful in a production environment. I don't see why they should
>> ever migrate to testing (as they did in 1.11.1rc.1). Last time, we had
>> an numpy RC in testing for more than four months (2016-05-06 to
>> 2016-10-16)! This doesn't confirm a sigh quality tendency. And imagine
> this is the diff between 1.11.2rc1 and 1.11.2 (not the same versions
> you mentioned, but the most recent one we can make such comparison):
> https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/python-modules/packages/python-numpy.git/diff/?h=upstream/11.11.2

... and the difference to the one before is larger, and more critical,
and longer in testing.

> the version is just a name, there will be bugs even in the most shiny
> new release of every software

An "RC" instead of a release is there for a reason. The last (1.11)
numpy release process has shown that. It would be nice if the Debian
packaging would reflect this difference.

Best regards


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