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Re: Uploaded lilo 21-3.1 (source i386) to master [NMU]

Vincent Renardias wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> > thanks for the NMU without asking the maintainer FIRST, AGAIN :-///
> No problem, I will mail you next time.
> > Note: the last upload of this package was last month and there is no reason
> > for a quick uplaod since there are no critical warnings pending for FROZEN.
> 1/ I reported 2 years ago a bug (#7570) that could be fixed in 5
> minutes and just got bored to wait.
> 2/ lilo also had ~10 other bugs that could be easily fixed and since lilo
> is such a critical part of the Debian system it should be as bugfree as
> possible.
> 3/ In march 98, Peter Maydell took the time to write nice manpages
> for activate(8) and keytable-lilo.pl(8). Not having taken 3 minutes to
> include them in 9 months is just plainly unjustified and disrespects his
> work.
> I considered these 3 points as a good reason to make an upload.

In this special case where fixed packages need to be installed into
the frozen distribution and time is running out, also given the easyness
of fixing these bugs I have difficulties in understanding why the package
maintainer got angry about an NMU even without asking him.  It was his
job to fix the bugs - years ago.



The only stupid question is the unasked one.

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