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

Horst H. von Brand vonbrand at
Mon Sep 12 04:01:01 UTC 2011

Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> Frank Murphy wrote:
> > Is not rawhide "the sanity check",
> Yes.
> > even if used productively by many?
> That's the problem then. Rawhide is explicitly labeled as NOT being intended 
> nor suitable for any sort of production use.

You _need_ people to use rawhide, a as wide variety of people as possible
doing the wildest range of tasks, so as to shake out bugs early. This means
it has to be usable, at least for people with the smarts to fix broken
systems and nuts enough to use rawhide in earnest. Otherwise rawhide is
just a bag of untested packages, and thus useless.
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