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Re: eicar.com installer in Debian, and pre-upload interface to ftpmaster

On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 04:51:49PM +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> Additionally, I would like to seriously propose establishing a
> pre-upload interface to ftpmaster so that a developer could learn that
> he is writing a package pending rejection after upload _before_
> spending time on building that package.

Actually I think ftp-master are having already too much power as a decision
instance without real legitimation. Establishing yet another interface for
them to block maintainers would need a resolution by the community that we
are willing to delegate the job of verifying packages to them.

In my situation ftp.masters once rejected a package because of licensing
issues (which was ok), but then i reuploaded the package and the rejected it
because of a missing (unneeded) configure option to exclude ssl. I think the
time of the ftp masters could be spend on other issues without stepping on
ppls feet.

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