Responsibility for rebuilding dependent components, was: F-16 Branched report: 20110920 changes

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Sep 20 14:37:04 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 04:35:16PM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> That said, a reasonable QA would cherry-pick such "solution
> candidates" from *-testing and integrate them. Simply flooding
> maintainers "with complaint mails" about broken deps, maintainers
> believe to already have fixed doesn't help anybody. Neither the
> testers (who can't test because of these broken deps), nor the
> maintainers (who believe to have done everything possible), nor the
> users (who will end up with low-quality distros).

What the maintainers could have done is not upload a package that breaks 
binary compatibility into a distribution that's attempting to stabalise 
for release. Really. Don't do that.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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