openssh: no pre-release sanity check? [Re: ssh-to-rawhide hangs

Jim Meyering jim at
Sun Sep 11 10:18:51 UTC 2011

Frank Murphy wrote:
> On 11/09/11 09:33, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> darrell pfeifer wrote:
>>> Fails for me too, with the same error.
>> Thanks for confirming that.
>> I don't mean to be rude or inflammatory, but do have to wonder how such
>> a fundamentally-broken package was released -- even to rawhide.  In the
>> fedora openssh release process, isn't there some sort of sanity check
>> that would catch this before inflicting it on all rawhide users?
> Is not rawhide "the sanity check", even if used productively by many?

I was thinking of something more like "make check" (that would
run a test suite), or "maintainer gives it a spin before releasing".
But maybe something about the maintainer's set-up was different
enough that those tests would all pass.

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