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Re: Unclosed ITP (#208508) ?

On Wed, 2003-09-17 at 21:11, Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 09:30:54PM +0200, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > > Thanks for quick response. What can I do right now? I am not Debian
> > > developer yet. Scott James Remnant sponsored this package for me.
> > > He ask me to add the following lines to debian/control file:
> > > 
> > > Maintainer: Bartosz Fe?ski <keybuk-sponsoring-fenio@debian.org>
> > > Uploaders: Scott James Remnant <scott@netsplit.com>, Bartosz Fe?ski <fenio@o2.pl>
> > > 
> > > And after that he uploaded it. Hmm... should I contact him or try
> > > to manually close this bugreport?
> > 
> > Anyhow, there was _something_ messed up. I don't know what and who did
> > it...
> It seems that problem was with changelog. I didn't change email address
> to correspondent but I didn't know about it.
I sat down and had a bit of a think about this, as I'm sure the reason I
asked for the Uploaders: field was to *prevent* this ... then went and
had a talk with elmo.

The problem isn't that your e-mail address was wrong in
debian/changelog, the fact it was listed in Uploaders: should've stopped
it being treated as an NMU.

The problem is that changelog is policy-recommended to be UTF-8 whereas
control isn't...  Because your name has an accented character in it,
katie treats them as different.

There's three ways to fix this:

  1) Write your name in UTF-8 in both changelog and control:

     Bartosz Fe\303\261ski <fenio@o2.pl>

  2) Write your name in ISO-8859-1 in both changelog and control:

     Bartosz Fe\361ski <fenio@o2.pl>

  3) Write an ASCIIfied version of your name in both changelog and

     Bartosz Fenski <fenio@o2.pl

Personally I go for (1), others may have a different opinion.

It's also worth beating people up about half-utf-8ing things, instead of
going the full way and making sure the tools caught up.

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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