On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 10:41:39AM +0200, Sebastian Rittau wrote: > On Sun, Sep 01, 2002 at 09:06:20PM -0400, Elie Rosenblum wrote: > > The NMU was made before I was in any way contacted. > Would you please stop bitching, you're getting on my nerves. Except you > nearly nobody sees this as a problem. Well, it is, for the simple reason that it annoys most maintainers immensely. See either: ] Bug fixes to unstable by non-maintainers are also acceptable, but only ] as a last resort or with permission. The following protocol should be ] respected to do an NMU: ] ] * Make sure that the package's bug is in the Debian Bug Tracking ] System (BTS). If not, submit a bug. -- developers-reference or ] If the bug ] hasn't been filed yet, or the patch hasn't been sent to the bug, ] you almost certainly shouldn't be making an NMU... yet. -- "It's Huntin' Season", posted to -devel-announce in January You do need to file the bug reports before NMUing. Not necessarily all that much before -- doing an NMU *doesn't* actually make it any harder for the maintainer to do an upload later, whether it feels like it or not -- but before, nevertheless. Anyway, I've already said everything I might want to say about it in the -devel-announce post, so I'll leave it at that. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``If you don't do it now, you'll be one year older when you do.''
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