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Re: how to fight back against Michael Bramer's spam



On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 07:04:38PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> 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.

1.) Why are in the Packages file the wrong Maintainer addresses?
2.) I have already parse the Packages file. The Maintainers file is a
    extra file, with a different format. 
    Have the Maintainers also old Packages? Or must I store this all
    in a own db?

The use of the Maintainers file is not a real problem. But sorry, I
don't understand this. Maybe you can help? Have we a document with a
description of this file?
 
Gruss
Grisu
-- 
Michael Bramer  -  a Debian Linux Developer http://www.debian.org
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