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Re: Installed sed 3.02-6 (source i386)

On Mon, May 08, 2000 at 02:12:19PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Mon, May 08, 2000 at 02:27:30PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > > Is `Changed-By' intended to be the person who made the change in the
> > > > changelog (the maintainer or NMUer), or the uploader (the guy who signed
> > > > the binary)?
> > > Person who made the change as found in the changelog. Hence the name
> > > `Changed-By'.
> > Isn't "Maintainer" (in the changes, anyway) currently the
> > uploader? Wouldn't it still be useful? (ie, having Maintainer, Changed-by,
> > and Uploader, or so?) Uploader is the only one we definitely have a
> > signature for (well, assuming dinstall were to check that the "Uploader:"
> > matches whoever signed the changes file). Just FWIW.
> Changed-by == Uploader, unless it's a sponsored upload, which is a minority.
> Or some similar awkward situation.

Consider an NMU, uploaded to i386. The m68k changes could have:

	Maintainer: (real maintainer)
	Changed-By: (nmu-er)
	Uploader: (m68k build daemon)

All three could legitimately be completely different people.

The build daemon's don't change the changelog when they just do a
recompile afaict. They do change the "maintainer" field in the .changes
at the moment though.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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