On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 02:51:34PM +0200, Eric Valette wrote:
On 08/20/2010 02:37 PM, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 02:03:24PM +0200, Eric Valette wrote:
Normally its a critical bug when you cannot rebuild...


True. It is a so-called FTBFS (Failure to build from source).

The appropriate severity should be tagged no matter the branch the package is located in.

And to address your wondering in subject (please always include full message in body of emails, to ensure they get fully noticed): a package targeted experimental should be built against unstable + experimental packages, nothing else!

I know. But the critical FTBS should be on vlc experimental and also it should depend on the proper matroska version that is still in the new queue!

Do I understand you correctly that the package currently in experimental was built against a version of matroska not available in Debian unstable nor Debian experimental? If so, that package is a BAD build!!!

Just imagine one scenario out of many: That new Matroska package gets rejected from NEW due to a licensing problem. But we already shipped binary code containing same licensing SILENTLY in experimental. That is BAD!!!

DON'T DO OFFICIAL BUILDS AGAINST NON-DEBIAN-RELEASED PACKAGES. EVER!


 - Jonas

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