Why is package X not in testing yet?
trying to update gnome-shell from 3.0.2-8 to 3.2.1-8 (candidate is 35 days old)
gnome-shell is not yet built on kfreebsd-amd64: 3.0.2-8 vs 3.2.1-8 (missing 1 binary: gnome-shell)
gnome-shell is not yet built on kfreebsd-i386: 3.0.2-8 vs 3.2.1-8 (missing 1 binary: gnome-shell)
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4996 packages are trying to enter testing. 13 packages are trying to be removed. 0 packages are going in/out today.
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Latest update: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 17:23:07 GMT
Source: http://release.debian.org/migration/tes ... nome-shell
Now I am sure that for the millions of you out there using kfreebsd this is a massive issue, but for the minority of users on Debian Testing that are getting teed off with gnome-shell 3.0 it doesn't matter that much, and we would really like to move on if you don't mind?
Incidentally for those of you who, like myself, had never even heard of kfreebsd you need to read this:
What I also found interesting in the post above (not the kfreebsd one) is that 4996 packages are waiting to move into testing!!
Now that is going to be a neat little update isn't it
Of course perhaps this kind of volume is normal for testing, I don't know because I have never read that page before, but it does seem an awful lot of packages to me.
NB. This post only directly relates to those using Debian Testing sources, not Incoming or Latest, as you will have to wait even longer for anything to happen (but then again you are not lumbered with gnome-shell 3.0 like we are - hats off to Clem for that!)