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Re: Uploaders "policy"

On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 08:29:27AM +0100, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> * Vincent Fourmond <fourmond@debian.org> [2008-01-11 00:14:05 CET]:
> >   Additionally, lintian complains when you're the last one to have
> > committed changes to it but is not listed in the Maintainers field ;-)...
>  Erm, and right it is about doing that! Bugs won't get properly closed
> with the changelog entry if the person that signes the changes isn't in
> Maintainer or Uploaders. So if the changelog containes some Closes:
> message it *has* to be the name of someone listed in Uploaders.

Huh?  Are you saying that NMUs can't use the Closes: mechanism to close
bugs?  Or sponsored uploads, for that matter, since the uploaded changes
file is only signed by the sponsor, not by the person changing the

I agree that lintian is totally right about checking this, but it's not
as bad as you seem to think. :-)


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