Re: Need for launchpad
Steve Langasek <email@example.com> writes:
>> Every time you find a bug in an Ubuntu package, make some effort to
>> determine if it is Ubuntu-specific or might rather affect all Debian
>> users. If it is not Ubuntu-specific, then file a bug report, and
>> optionally, a patch, in the Debian BTS.
> Which might be ideal, but I don't think it's realistic to ask that they do
> this for *every* bug they find.
Why? Every time I find a bug in a package I maintain, which is a bug
in the upstream version too, I report it. Isn't that normal?
This is, in fact, just what is expected. It's what "cooperation"
means to me.
>> Every Ubuntu package should have a different Maintainer unless the
>> Debian maintainer has agreed to be the Maintainer of the Ubuntu
>> package as well. The Ubuntu package should, of course, continue to
>> give credit to the upstream Debian maintainer, but not by designating
>> that individual as the Maintainer in the Ubuntu package.
> Which is not something that most Debian developers seem to be hung up on;
> and some maintainers seem to prefer to be credited in the packages.
Um, I have said nothing against crediting maintainers in the
packages. I have only said that I would like Ubuntu to clearly label
which is the Debian maintainer and which is the Ubuntu maintainer.