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Re: autopkgtest results influencing migration from unstable to testing

Colin Watson writes ("Re: autopkgtest results influencing migration from unstable to testing"):
> On Thu, May 03, 2018 at 07:14:16AM +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> > In my perception, the biggest reason is a social one. The is resistance
> > to the fact that issues with autopkgtests out of one's control can block
> > one's package (this is quite different than in Ubuntu).
> Can you elaborate on how this is different than in Ubuntu?  It sounds
> pretty similar to me, except for being a delay instead of a block.  Or
> did you mean that the social consequences are different?

The key difference is in Paul's sentence "out of one's control".

In Ubuntu, any developer may go and fix any package, without
formality.  In Debian fixing "someone else's" package is often hedged
about with bureaucracy or even discouraged.


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