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Automated releases (was: GSoC application deadline passed)

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Automated releases (was: GSoC application deadline passed)
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 16:03:05 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)


On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 04:34:42PM +0100, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> On 17/03/2008, Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org> wrote:

> > The problem is that there is no easy automatic process: missing
> > dependencies have to be found in the archive, etc.
> >
> What kind of archive? Shouldn't Debian just keep the packages until
> new ones are built? Can't there be a server with a Hurd repository
> that archives enough of core packages to allow building a Hurd system
> out of these?

Here the idea of a testing repository comes in again: Unlike in
unstable, only packages that have all dependencies fulfilled will
migrate to testing; otherwise, old versions are kept.

As Michael pointed out, that would be pretty useful, but probably quite
some work. (It might be worth it though, if it allows for automatically
creating working images...)


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