On Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 05:11:26PM -0400, Barry Warsaw wrote: > On Oct 05, 2015, at 02:51 PM, Thomas Goirand wrote: > > >In other distributions (Red Hat and Ubuntu), everyone is aware of this > >kind of issue before uploading, and this kinds of things don't happen. > > Ubuntu at least does have a technical solution that helps ameliorate > archive-wide breakages, and that is -proposed migration. When you upload > e.g. to wily, it gets diverted to wily-proposed and to get promoted it has to > pass a number of tests. The package and their reverses have to build. DEP-8 > tests have to pass, etc. You can get a nice report about which -proposed > promotions are failing: > > http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/proposed-migration/update_excuses.html > > The downside is that you should probably be proactively checking this list > (poll vs ping) and it can sometimes be difficult to figure out why a promotion > fails or how to fix it. > > But this does mean that the archive itself is very rarely broken, and it can > be a convenient way to stage package updates that may have effects in parts of > the archive you might not be aware of.
Isn't this the whole point of unstable→testing? Ok, the debian testing migration might do really few checks compared to ubuntu's, but still it's the same thing, and I believe RT would like to add more checks (at lest dep-8 tests) someday. -- regards, Mattia Rizzolo GPG Key: 66AE 2B4A FCCF 3F52 DA18 4D18 4B04 3FCD B944 4540 .''`. more about me: http://mapreri.org : :' : Launchpad user: https://launchpad.net/~mapreri `. `'` Debian QA page: https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=mattia `-
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