On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 10:28:25PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote: > Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > Hello. > > > > Our NEW queue is quite big and time needed to get package into unstable is > > rather long. Nothing wrong with that for me, I know that ftp-masters are > > busy and that approving these packages is very important and responsible > > task. > > > > But there are two kind of packages in NEW queue. > > > > "Totally" new packages and old one that only incorporate new binary > > package(s). These old packages has already source package in archive. > > > > I think the latter should be handled first, and then if ftp-master has > > some spare time he/she could handle totally new packages. > > I think ftp-master already has a more complex prioritizing than > that. Adding a new kernel images deb tends to be real fast (with > exceptions), adding a new deb to old source reasonable fast and > completly new source can take forever if questionable (e.g. mplyer). > > > Any comments on that? > > Why is manual intervention needed at all? > > On a recent discussion about this on irc several things were said that > have to be done for NEW packages, e.g. inform some U.S. government > agency about the new deb, add an override entry into the db. The only > thing that wasn't easily scriptable was: > > ftp-master might reject the new package name > > > Someone said ftp-master might want to check the source for the NEW deb > but that would apply to any source upload just as well IMHO. Debian > already trusts DDs to not mess up existing debs so it should be simple > to trust them not to mess up when splitting debs or adding more to an > existing source. > > > Overall, in my eyes, the question becomes: Does Debian trust DDs not > to add debs with silly names to existing sources? I think we should add a deparment of silly walks and a department of silly names for packages! Hopefully Mr. Cleese could head it! Vim is now called vim-vim-voo-voo-vee. -Kev -- counter.li.org #238656 -- goto counter.li.org and be counted! (__) (oo) /------\/ / | || * /\---/\ ~~ ~~ ...."Have you mooed today?"...
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