Re: Uploaded lilo 21-1 (source i386) to master
In article <email@example.com>, Martin Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com> writes:
>> Martin, Bernd is right. What you did is package hijacking. It's not
>> acceptable. Please, please, don't abuse this or we'll have to add
>> "bureaucracy" in order to stop maintainers from doing this!
> Yes, it was wrong, and I have apologized to Bernd, and I shall take
> corrective action after I hear from him.
> However I do ask that you look at my other message to Bernd on the list and
> take a look at the circumstances. He hadn't uploaded a release in over 2
> years (as far as I could tell) and there are 32 bugs, of which none has
> been addressed recently. It was not my intention to hijack a package, this
> is a priority important package that I wanted to see better maintained.
Yes, I understand your feelings. You must take your case up with the
maintainer, and this list, before doing this.
I put some guidelines for NMU'ing in the as-yet-unreleased developer's
See especially Chapter 6. Beware, though, massive changes are still
pending, mostly from conversations with Porters -- ( James Troup
convinced me porters deserve their own chapter! )
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>