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Re: NMU policies for etch

On Wed, 19 Oct 2005, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 10:28:55AM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> > Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> > > - don't NMU for feature requests (i.e., wishlist bugs) without the
> > >   maintainer's prior approval
> > Shouldn't NMU's without the maintainers approval be restricted to RC and
> > maybe important bugs?
> Isn't that my question? :)

Well, IMHO only if we want to increase the hostile takeovers. What could be
easily solved with a few NMUs will get much uglier.

Note that I am all for going postal over anyone that breaks an essential
package or does something equally stupid in an NMU.

There is one thing that should be mandatory on all NMUs, though. It must be
built inside a *CLEAN* pbuilder chroot for whichever distro the NMU is going
to be uploaded to.  low-disk-IO autobuilder-style chroots where packages are
installed and removed and sometimes leave breakage behind do NOT count.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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