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Re: autopkgtest results influencing migration from unstable to testing




Hi Colin, Ian,

On 03-05-18 14:19, Ian Jackson wrote:
> 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".

Right.

> 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.

Exactly.

Paul

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