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Re: Improper NMU (Re: NMU for libquota-perl)

On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 08:52:43AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> For the DELAYED stuff, it's the same. I see no reason why we shouldn't
> leave the ability to remove a package from it. Imagine that a first
> person makes an NMU, but doesn't test it well. A second person
> interested by this NMU downloads it from DELAYED but detects a problem.
> He can do nothing but contact the NMUer (or upload another package with
> a shorter delay). 

Or the same delay. 

People doing NMUs are expected to be around and paying attention to
their NMU (even more than the package's regular maintainer), so getting
a response from them should be trivially easy. Actually *talking* about
flaws in the NMU rather than just jumping in and removing it doesn't
seem like a lot to ask.

> On the contrary, the maintainer itself may be happy by
> the NMU and he wants to move it from DELAYED to incoming right now. Etc.

The stuff's world readable, all you need to do is cp it to get it to
happen sooner. Or you could email the NMUer and tell them not to wait.

It's much better to spend the time _fixing_ the problem than worrying
about trying to avoid it bothering anyone.


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