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Re: Need for launchpad

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> 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.


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