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Re: Uploaders "policy"

* Bas Wijnen <wijnen@debian.org> [2008-01-16 13:21:25 CET]:
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 08:29:27AM +0100, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> >  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?

 Exactly. NMUs will only tag them fixed, not close them. That's why NMUs
usually have in the next MU the confirming Closes: for the NMU again.

> Or sponsored uploads, for that matter, since the uploaded changes
> file is only signed by the sponsor, not by the person changing the
> files.

 The signature is irrelevant. The Changed-By is matched against the
Maintainer/Uploaders field.

 So long,

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