This is an official complaint about the current buildd situation.
- Wouter Verhelst wrote on Tue, December 9, 2003 18:40 to firstname.lastname@example.org
and the m68k porters list at email@example.com to get information about
the process of getting wanna-build access back.
- James Troup wrote then (as a reply I think) on Thu, December 11, 2003
19:34 a mail to m68k-build list to get a status about the m68k buildd
machines (new ssh key, kernel info, etc.). He then got answers he asked for.
- As http://buildd.debian.org/stats/graph-week-big.png shows, there are some
archs already have a working wanna-build access since days, namely mips,
mipsel and powerpc.
I really feel discriminated by this situation.
It seems as if the archs that are managed by Ryan Murray are preferred in
their restoring process whereas others doesn´t even get a status update when
they don´t ask for information and even then, nothing really happens for
I get the impression that there is some sort of a "Debian clan" that
controls some important positions of the Debian project and that is
protecting itself from being influence by the outside. This is my personal
and subjective impression, although I know of other people who are sharing
that impressions (in whole or in part).
I do hope that this is wrong.
But I think that a better and more open way of communication between some
Debian admins and users in a polite way would help.
It´s simply impolite and embarrassing when you contact a person, who´s
administrating some service, and you get *NO* reaction from that person.
Sure, people can be overloaded with work, being too busy to answer
immediatedly, but when this extends to a longer time or is the default
behaviour they should consider to share his workload with other persons that
would like to help. But when they refuses that help, something is seriously
wrong and should be solved.
This is not intended to be a flame or personal insult to anyone, but to be a
complaint, because I´m really unsatisfied with the current (non-)information
politic and the current buildd situation.