Re: how to fight back against Michael Bramer's spam
On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, Michael Bramer wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 05:51:00PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> > On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, Michael Bramer wrote:
> > > the ddts will have this feature in future:
> > > you can send a [NO]NOTIFICATION mail to the server and you will [not]
> > > get the notification mails from the server. This will all base not on
> > > the package name (old system) but base on the email address from the
> > > sid packages file.
> > gah, you did that wrong.
> > Use the Maintainer's file. This file is supposed to be used for exactly this
> > reason.
> thanks for this note.
> But why use the ftp master this file not for the Packages file (as a
> override of the information in the .deb package)?
Because the Maintainers file contains ALL maintainers. Packages have to be
merged. It's also much easier to parse.