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

On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 23:05:02 +0200, Bernd Eckenfels
<lists@lina.inka.de> wrote:
>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.

ftp-master _has_ power to block maintainers. What I am asking for is
an interface to be at least blocked _before_ work is done.

>I think the
>time of the ftp masters could be spend on other issues without stepping on
>ppls feet.

Especially becuase ftpmaster usually steps on people's feed not by
rejecting a package, but by calling packages "silly", or putting them
in directories named "lame".


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