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Re: Broken deps in the stable release are not acceptable



On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 01:09:06 +0000 (UTC), Kevin Kofler wrote:

> 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).

Wow! That's one brilliant way to phrase it.
Not. ;) It didn't "slip through testing" as you call it. It wasn't tested
at all. Neither "in testing" nor "before pushing it into testing".


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