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

On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 11:09:50AM +0200, Daniel Kobras wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 10:58:40AM +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> > I see it happen occasionally that NMU's and sometimes also group-uploads
> > are happening while using '-m' to dpkg-buildpackage. This has the effect
> > that the 'Maintainer:' field in the .changes file gets overridden to
> > yourself, and that is not the intention. Your upload will therefore not
> > be marked as 'NMU' for example, and bugs are really closed, rather than
> > marked fixed.
> Sorry, but you're wrong here. See the log of #271673, which I believe
> you're referring to here, and which was correctly marked as fixed. I
> didn't use -m for this upload, either, by the way.

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?

Regarding the still tagged fix, apparantly I was wrong here, and katie
checks the .dsc. It needs to do so sometimes anyway, since Uploaders:
are not present in the .changes, only in the .dsc.

Note while indeed your upload triggered my mail, I've seen it happen
more, and also with wrong effects (sponsored uploads becoming NMU's),
but possibly I was indeed mistaken and never saw it happen the other way
around (a NMU treated as a maintainer upload).


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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