library packages and Debian

Ganesh Sittampalam ganesh at
Fri Sep 12 19:04:29 EDT 2003

On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 10:38:32 +0100, Ross Paterson <ross at>

>- when a Debian package of a compiler is upgraded, the Debian maintainer
>  for that compiler also performs (preferably automatically) a non-maintainer
>  upload for each library package, in which the only change is to the
>  version number of that compiler that the library package depends on.

It's worth considering for the NMU to use the delayed queue (say 3 days).
This would give the proper maintainer a chance to check things manually and
make any updates needed. Obviously there's a balance to be struck between
timely availability and reducing the changes of broken packages, so this is
one variable that can be tweaked to get this balance right.


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