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

Le Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 05:06:16PM +1000, Anthony Towns écrivait:
> 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.

I usually doesn't remove an upload, but move it to my home dir and I
inform whoever made the upload of course. I'm rarely interested enough
to make a new upload in place of the faulty NMUer but I like removing
the NMU because you never know when he will read his mail.

The fact that he should be available doesn't make it reality ... you
NMU friday evening at the beginning of the BSP and then you go away for
the WE ... just an example. :)

> The stuff's world readable, all you need to do is cp it to get it to
> happen sooner. 

Not very nice because the NMUer will have his upload rejected after
having it accepted the first time. :)

> Or you could email the NMUer and tell them not to wait.

I have already been asked that, I was too lazy to move it myself.
It would be neat if the maintainer could do it himself. That's just so
straightforward ..

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

What does it cost to remove that sticky bit on those directories ?

Raphaël Hertzog -+- http://www.ouaza.com
Formation Linux et logiciel libre : http://www.logidee.com

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