Yesterday, we pushed some packages with force into testing:
force-hint gnome-media/2.14.2-1 sound-juicer/2.14.4-2 nautilus-cd-burner/2.14.2-1 libsexy/0.1.8-1 rhythmbox/0.9.5-1 gnome-python-extras/2.14.0-2 gnome-system-monitor/2.14.4-1 libgtop2/2.14.1-2 libgksu/1.9.4-3 wmfire/1.2.3-2 gnome-python-desktop/2.14.0-2 totem/1.4.1-2 evolution-data-server/1.6.2-3 gnome-panel/2.14.2-1 evolution/2.6.2-4

That means that all these source packages (and associated binary packages) are put into testing independent of what they break - but we assured before that they won't break anything bad. So, the result of that was that a few packages were broken on a few architectures, but we prevented that this large transition sticked together with the next large transition.

These changes allowed us today to remove xorg-x11 (6.9) from testing, which brough uninstallabilities down to a very good level on most architectures:

  • 0 uninstallable packages on mips*.
  • istanbul is the only uninstallable on alpha and powerpc.
  • in addition to that, i386 has also stars uninstallable, a package in contrib; ia64 has also libevolution-cil uninstallable.
  • After these very good number, some not as good numbers include amd64 with 17 packages (still open from addition to testing), s390 with 21 packages, hppa with 27 packages, arm with 30 packages and sparc with 37 packages. Way behind is m68k with 183 packages.

If you are interested in the detailed stats, they are at http://ftp-master.debian.org/~aba/test-issues/. If you are a porter of a not-as-good arch, you might be interessted to work on reducing the amount of broken packages - our goal is to have none at release.

After this task is done, the next difficult one is already approaching.