On Sat, 2010-11-20 at 17:45 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
Adam Williamson <awilliam(a)redhat.com> writes:
> I do. I don't believe all maintainers do. It's pretty hard to explain
> why updates that completely prevent the app in question from working, or
> even prevent the system from booting, got pushed in the past, if all
> maintainers actually test their updates.
I don't think it's so hard to explain as all that. It could well be
that somebody tests a package, and it works *for him*, but breaks for
many other people. An example of a very easy way for that to happen is
a missed dependency on a package that he happens to have installed.
That's not what I'm talking about. There have been multiple instances
where updates have been pushed that were *completely broken*: they could
not work at all, in any fashion, for anyone. It doesn't happen a lot,
but it happens; enough to prove that not all maintainers test updates
before pushing them.
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