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Re: Documentation of alioth?

[ I keep the discussion because I want Wichert to read it ]

Le vendredi 26 août 2005 à 11:26 +0200, Florian Weimer a écrit :
> > It lets people with the required privileges fix the problem without
> > having to investigate it first.
> For the record: The bug hasn't been fixed yet.
> > If life was that easy... please stop whining and see the reality.
> The reality is that alioth is unmaintained.
> > Many packages have easy to fix bugs that languishes ...
> Packages are NMUed if their breakage causes too much suffering.
> > it's the same with alioth.
> No, it's not.  You are quite immune to pressure from your peer group
> (or maybe you think your fellow developers aren't peers, I don't
> know).
> > We appreciate any help...
> Oh, to cut the discussion short: Where can I apply for root access on
> costa, so that I can fix the bug we are talking about?

Wichert is root and edits /etc/sudoers on his liking. Even if I
requested root rights several times, I only got rights to call the
script to create SVN repo.

I tried to do as much as possible on this issue, I've filed the required
information in the support tracker, I reassigned the request to Wichert,
increased the priorities and asked him to check his top-level support
requests. I pestered him on IRC twice or thrice without results. Sorry,
I can't do more.

I know Wichert is a bit disappointed because despite all the
money/sponsors we have, we're waiting for more than a year for a new
machine. The main problems appears to be DSA who must give an approval
that they're willing to admin the machine before we can decide to buy
it/accept the donation... and since DSA are always overwhelmed with more
urgent issues (new ftpmaster and so on), we're getting nowhere.

Of course, that's not a reason to not act on the problems you indicated,
but hey I want to give people a broader overview of what's happening.

Raphaël Hertzog

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