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Bug#222077: [debbugs packaging] Need to create the hash dirs db_h/00..99

On Fri, 30 Jun 2006, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2006 at 03:29:07PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > On Thu, 29 Jun 2006, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > > Before Etch is frozen ? We already missed the Sarge deadline.
> > 
> > Ideally; we're a bit far away from that now, though. The top item on
> > my prority list is fixing the bugs, not polishing the package for a
> > release in the intermediate state it is in right now.
> > 
> > > Sure, but we still ship a 3-year old package that has easily fixable
> > > issue and is several releases behind the upstream version.
> > 
> > It's not several releases behind. The upstream version *IS* the Debian
> > version. Upstream releases when it uploads a new version to Debian.
> The Debian bug server use a much more recent snapshot than the
> Debian package and is certainly a production-level installation.

The BTS is running straight from the bzr repository with a highly
customized installation; it's not like what you'd get from a debbugs
package at all. Indeed, if you want what the BTS has, you can get it
by just building a package straight from bzr. It's just not ready to
be uploaded to unstable IMO.
> > > Should I do an NMU ?
> > 
> > If you have patches to fix the outstanding issues with the package, by
> Sure, where is the list of outstanding issues you would like to fix
> prior uploading ?

1) Ditch all .in files
2) Fix rules and makefile accordingly; run tests in build
3) Actually have installation instructions and/or automated
   installation that works
4) Test migration from existing debbugs installs
5) Import the utility routines that actually make the integration from
   the archive and debbugs work into the repository; include them as
6) Remove cruft
7) Document what has to be done if you're using installs that are
8) Get the new versions of spamscan into bzr and tested
9) Double check that I haven't missed anything

> So what should I do ? It is two year now that I try to get that
> fixed.

They're fixed; they just haven't been uploaded.

> It is not as if NMUing would break the Debian bug server.

No, but uploading a package that is not tested and has the changes
that needs to be made to make it something that is actually an
improvement over the existing packages isn't something that I'm
willing to do.

> If you do not want to maintain the Debian pacage, well, don't.

Uh, excuse me? I'm actually working on fixing these issues; I just
have a different order of priorities than you do. If you want to help,
by all means do so, but bitching at me because my priorities are
different from yours is counter productive.

Don Armstrong

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