Re: building a sponsored package
On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 12:20:20PM -0700, Mike Markley wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 11:06:32AM -0500, Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> spake forth:
> > > I get Changed-By: the sponsoree, and Maintainer: me in the
> > > .changes file as a result. That seems backwards.
> > I think that's correct. My understanding is that Maintainer: in the
> > .changes essentially means the developer doing the upload.
> > Changed-By: should always be the person who made the most recent
> > changelog entry.
> I'm pretty sure the intent is that Maintainer: is the person primarily
> responsible for the package - developer or not.
I think that's Maintainer: in the control file (and the .dsc). It makes
sense to me that the maintainer of a .dsc is the person primarily
responsible for the package, while the maintainer of a .changes is the
person responsible for uploading this particular build. This also
matches the fact that porters typically upload with their name in the
.changes Maintainer: field.
However, I can see we aren't going to get anywhere with argument by
repeated assertion. :)
Colin Watson [email@example.com]