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Re: Bug#241689: I'm going to NMU this

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 07:09:09PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> > (b) that you were a Debian Developer therefore *could* NMU a package.
>> I don't need to be a DD to NMU something.
> Who is signing these uploads for you?

Given the hostility expressed against signatories of my work I'm not
going to name names. If you do care you can look through the changes
and changelog files.

>> > (c) that a wishlist bug against an "informational list of packages" was
>> >     more important than the hundreds of RC bugs still outstanding
>> >     against sarge.
>> The package fails to build from source and as far as amd64 goes this
>> is severity serious. For me that is far more important than hundreds
>> of RC bugs that are not against build-essential or base packages.
> As far as amd64 goes, there are *no* bugs of severity: serious in
> Debian.  amd64 is not a release architecture at present, and policy does
> not contain any amd64-specific requirements.

No, that is not what I ment. Only its amd64 internal severity is
serious, i.e. it must be patched in the alioth repository or hell
breaks loose. The Debian severity was set to wishlist.

>> The urgency is to get the sarge sources to build for amd64 so the
>> amd64 release deviates as little as possible from the official sarge
>> and the RM team has agreed to allow such changes through t-p-u.
> Please refresh my memory re: where this was agreed to.  I don't remember
> anyone being given carte blanche to upload amd64-specific changes to
> t-p-u, and I certainly don't think we've said anything to suggest we
> want to be used as a weapon when arguing with maintainers about amd64
> support.

A while back I asked on irc if it was ok to get minimal changes like
adding amd64 to the Architecture list or similar non intrusive patches
that don't affect !amd64 uploaded and was told that it would be ok for
t-p-u (implying that they wouldnt just be rejected because they don't
affect official release archs).

If that is no longer the case or not the opinion of the whole RM team
then please tell me now and Debian-amd64 can stop trying to make an
unofficial release with minimal deviations from debian.

> -- 
> Steve Langasek
> postmodern programmer


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