Re: package ownership in Debian
* Gunnar Wolf <email@example.com> [060801 19:08]:
> A NMU is not (very) hard to revert if done wrong - just upload a new
Except that this sentence already contains a contradiction. Uploading
a new version means a more or less full build/test/sign cycle, where
build/test might even include setting up or updating some chroots and
so on. Especially if a package did not change for some time (assuming
the NMU at least does not change an often updated package)
> Even if the uploader is a lousy DD and didn't send a patch,
> you can use debdiff. Of course, NMUs should limit to fixing one bug,
> doing as little besides that as possible, but if they don't it's not
> _that_ hard to revert.
Except when anything in the pre/postinst/rm scripts went wrong.
Those changes are often not revertable at all as it might require
to keep workarounds.
Bernhard R. Link