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Re: Non-US uploads are stopped for a little while

On Thu, 21 Mar 2002, Brian May wrote:
> Was the annouced anywhere? If so, sorry, I missed it. I regularly
> check debian-devel-annouce, and didn't see anything on this.

No. I even /topic'ed it in OPN, but someone decided it was not something
worth keeping there and deleted it.

I Bcc'ed this message to d-d-announce, but it was rejected. That list is
supposed to accept and relay GPG-signed messages of anyone in the Debian
keyring, so I have no idea of who, or what broke it.

> I complained to a number of people that my uploads weren't getting
> accepted (actually both with main and non-us), and noone seemed to have
> any idea why (at least no-one who was willing to share this with me).

Some IRC people knew. Since the topic was erased, lots of them didn't. And
I wouldn't have known about it either, if not for the fact that the crypto
working group did get (sort of) notified.  Communication between the
hundreds of heads has never been a strong point of Debian. 

> I have a number of potentially serious (but easy to fix bugs) in
> Heimdal, I guess it is pointless doing any more work until the upload
> situation is rectified...

Nah, do it anyway, upload them, and post to -devel the location of the files
if there is a need. This way, your packages will go in faster when non-us
comes back.

BTW, processing of "NEW" packages in main is disabled, too. For how long, I
have no idea.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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