On 12/08/2010 09:50 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
On Wed, 2010-12-08 at 01:05 +0000, Bastien Nocera wrote:
I agree it's a bit questionable whether we should block packages
IMO, there can't be any doubt about FTBFS's to be "must fixes" and them
to release blockers for packages being affected.
- It's important packages are buildable at any time, to be able to
quickly react on bugs.
- Packages, which are hit by FTBFS issues often suffer from other but
"mere technical issues", e.g. maintainers having gone AWOL, the package
being of low quality, maintainers not being sufficiently skilled etc.
- Packages, which are hit by FTBFS issue often reveil hidden packaging
issues (e.g. broken deps having silently being introduced), which should
be addressed as soon as possible to prevent other packages from being
infected with "work-arounds" (e.g. redundant package deps or
- FTBFS issues occasionally reveil global issues, which so far have
managed to get away unaddressed/unnoticed (e.g. compiler bugs, toolchain