Re: *UNAPPROVED* dpkg nmu
On Sun, 29 Feb 2004, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Adam Heath <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004-02-28 17:41]:
> > Except that my father has been sick since october, was diagnosed
> > with cancer december 10(my birthday), and passed away february 5, at
> > 51. The funeral was in michigan on the 10th.
> I'd know this would come. doogie, you have my full sympathies and
> I've been aware of this situation. However, using this as an argument
> for dpkg's status is just plain wrong. I remind people of Bug
> #212796. RC bug filed on 26 Sep, breaking other packages to build
> from source. Joey Hess threatended to NMU dpkg on 30 Sep because
> there was no response; on 8 Oct Joey Hess said doogie promised "soon".
> Upload: 25 Oct. One month for a RC bug breaking other packages...
No excuse for that incident. Sorry for taking so long.
But just because I was too busy to do an actual upload, doesn't mean I was too
busy to read email.
ps: Sometimes I take so long in doing dpkg uploads, not because I'm busy or
lazy, but because I want a large set of packages to upgrade with apt, so that
I can test out my new dpkg changes. I do my fixes, compile dpkg, install, do
a full dist-upgrade, fix whatever bugs I might have introduced, do another
compile of dpkg on the lastest -dev pkgs, then upload.