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Re: Don't use dpkg-buildpackage -m, especially not with NMUs

On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 11:41:36AM +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> The .changes do say:
> Maintainer: Daniel Kobras <kobras@debian.org>
> Changed-By: Daniel Kobras <kobras@debian.org>
> however, I don't know how that happened then, as 'Maintainer:' should
> still be copied from debian/control. Maybe you've some global
> configuration file/environment variable with the same effect?

That's the correct setting for an NMU. The use of the Maintainer field
in .changes is confusing and does not correspond to the Maintainer
setting in control. buildd uploads for example change it to the buildd
admin. Basically it tell where the archive maintainance software should
send mail to. Stuff gets more interesting with sponsored uploads, but
NMUs just work out of the box without additional options to
dpkg-buildpackage. What was the actual problem that triggered your



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