Re: Maintainers file now generated from dsc files
On Fri, Dec 25, 1998 at 01:53:14PM -0800, Guy Maor wrote:
> The Maintainers file lists the canonical maintainer for a package.
> It's used by bugs.debian.org, packages.debian.org, and others.
> It used to be generated from the Packages files themselves, but is now
> generated from the dsc files. In cases where the maintainer of the
> stable, frozen, and unstable version is different, the maintainer of
> the most unstable is preferred. In cases where more than one dsc
> generates the same binary, the Maintainer of the one generating for
> Architecture all or any is preferred.
> This is a good change and fixes many problems. I've carefully
> investigated the differences between the old Maintainers and new
> Maintainers, but I might have missed something. Please tell me about
> any problems.
As I see it, people working soly on ports are affected by this. They are
always overruled by a all or any fields since they don't own packages.
But I may be wrong here though...
But then again, porters are not maintainers I guess (strictly speaking). It
all depends on the definition of maintainer and what you want to do with
Just my thoughts,
B. Warmerdam GNU/Debian Linux
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