[Reportbug-maint] Bug#498663: Bug#498663: pseudo-packages canonical on bugs.d.o now

Josip Rodin joy at debbugs.entuzijast.net
Fri Sep 12 09:28:44 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 07:45:51AM +0200, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> Hi Josip,
> thanks for the report and the patch (just applied in r652)!

Thank you.

> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 01:51, Josip Rodin <joy at debbugs.entuzijast.net> wrote:
> > Mind, I think that this shouldn't be restricted to the source package's
> > 'make checks'. Use reportbug instances should test the timestamp on their
> > shipped copy of the pseudo-package list, and if it's older than one year,
> > they should (offer to the user to) update it from the canonical location.
> > It's a really small and simple file.
> Well, we never think about it, and I usually keep this list as
> up-to-date as possible. Maybe the best solution for this problem
> (maybe only present in stable, because testing/unstable is usually
> updated faster) is backporting.

Yes, I was thinking about stable. We've had a similar problem with e.g. the
mirror list in the stable installer. Although, with the pseudo-packages,
it's much better at least because there is a much smaller chance of
a serious regression - we hardly ever remove them.

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