Re: upstreams maintainer conflict, was: wget: remove outdated manual page
This is a collation of several posts, with comments as approriate.
> > Please bear with us and have some more patience, Hrvoje. I'm sure
> > that Nicolas has not ment to harm or annoy you. Had this thread
> > been on debian-devel from the start, it would not have evolved this
> > way.
> OK, I've now waited for a while, but I see that Nicolas has no desire
> to cooperate with me. Which is a shame, because I used to think only
> good thoughts about Debian.
> I am curious about one thing: is ignoring the maintainers' wishes the
> standard policy of Debian, or is Nicolas an exception?
This is my position:
I will not downgrade the package, I will only accept improvements to it.
The manpage needs fixes? They will be done by the next Debian release (2.1).
I'm open to *any* improvement to the package. Do you think that the layout
of the manpage should be different? Different sections?
There's no way I will remove the manpage. If someone else at Debian think
that thinks should be done differently, speak now.
Yes I do think things should be done differently. Hrvoje has made it quite
clear that he thinks that the manpage should be re-written to be based on
the -help output. Various people (including myself) have offered to, if
given the --help output (I don't use wget myself), to pretty it up and
re-organise it a little, so that you could turn it into a new manpage.
Hrvoje wrote the package, which is a lot of work indeed. Is it too much to
ask for you to be a little considerate? The next debian release will be
hamm. I think you should upgrade the manpage (as requested) asap.
Nicolás Lichtmaier <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I will not downgrade the package, I will only accept improvements to
> it. (...)
Ha ha ha!
Well, good luck with "improving" Wget, especially by stealing others'
works and using them against their will. It is only a shame that my
name is still present on your "improved" product.
I will keep hoping your attitude is not shared by other Debian
On Fri, May 29, 1998 at 03:55:04AM +0200, Hrvoje Niksic wrote:
> > I will not downgrade the package, I will only accept improvements to
> > it. (...)
> Ha ha ha!
> Well, good luck with "improving" Wget, especially by stealing others'
> works and using them against their will. It is only a shame that my
> name is still present on your "improved" product.
> I will keep hoping your attitude is not shared by other Debian
It's not shared by most of us, fortunately.
nor indeed by at least some of the users. I really think Nicholas is going
against nearly everyone's wishes here, though perhaps one of the project
leaders should make their views known...
Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo
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