Forwarding addresses...was (Re: MaintainerDatabase Copyright)
On 7 Oct 1997, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >> Ok. My suggestion: Distribute email addresses only in the
> >> "firstname.lastname@example.org" form. All maintainers have one of these.
> Dale> Not necessarily! I, for one, don't use the debian.org address,
> Dale> and don't have a forward on master (I used to, but it disapeared
> Dale> and I haven't seen fit to re-establish it).
> Hmm. Would it be too onerous for you to establish a .qmail?
I believe that I did this, somewhere in the deep dark past. It stopped
working at one point (maybe not, though I seemed not to have the required
~/.qmail file on my master account)
It seems, that since I am not on the list you compiled, that I still have
such a file. (I just went to master and checked. I understand why I was
confused. /home/dwarf contains the .qmail file of interest. However, when
I log into master, I get placed in /debian/home/dwarf which contains no
> think that <maintainer>@debian.org is an invariant we should
> maintain, it is easy for users and other people to reach developers
> that way (also easy to tell people how to reach developers).
Then if it were created when the home directory is created, its existance
would be insured.
> The contents of the ~/.qmail file would simply be
That is, indeed, what is there.
> and you can upload it in place using the same mechanism you use to
> upload packages.
> Are there very many people who do not have a valid .qmail file
> on master? <quick check>, Hmm, about 18 real people, out of 278,
> which is about 6.475%.
At least I'm not in the minority this time ;-)
aka Dale Scheetz Phone: 1 (904) 656-9769
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