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Re: Broken deps in the stable release are not acceptable



Christoph Wickert <christoph.wickert <at> nurfuerspam.de> writes:
> You are right. I thought we already had policy for that but the wiki
> says:
> "If you feel that community testing is unnecessary for your update, you
> can choose to push it straight to the stable fedora-updates repository
> instead."
> 
> IMO this is wrong, it should only be allowed for security updates.

It should also stay allowed for critical regression fixes at the very least. 
Unfortunately, sometimes updates slip through testing despite causing serious 
issues. For example, an SDL update caused _any_ build against SDL-devel to fail 
(because SDL-config.h was corrupted by a trivial typo in the specfile which was 
missed during testing). We really want the fix to such regressions to go to 
stable as quickly as possible, not to have to go to testing first.

In this case though, there wasn't really any reason to bypass testing, was 
there?

        Kevin Kofler


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