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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:
> It is my opinion that it would be a good idea to have that installer
> package in Debian. Heck, if I wouldn't have that opinion, I wouldn't
> have spent some of my time to build that package.
> 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. I find it disturbingly
> impolite to say "sorry, we don't want your volunteer work" _after_ the
> work has been done.

So, let me get this straight: you think that if a volunteer does some
work then it should be accepted into Debian unconditionally? No matter
what? Because that's what you seem to be saying.

Bah. I'm glad the ftpmasters reject packages from time to time. I'm sure
you could always ask some people on IRC if you wanted a second opinion
on something you're doing.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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