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Re: Need for launchpad

Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> I can give a couple of examples; one is way back when, before I took
> over the maintenance of the e2fsprogs package, and was merely the
> upstream author.  The then maintainer of e2fsprogs attempted to add
> support for filesystems > 2GB, but botched the job, and the result was
> people with filesystems > 2GB would in some circumstances, get their
> filesystems trashed.  Of course, those people complained directly to
> me, and the reputation of e2fsprogs took a hit as a result.  I was
> pissed, but I was informed there was nothing I could do; the
> maintainer of the package can do whatever they want, upstream wishes
> be d*mned, unless you try to go through a rather painful appeal
> process via a then-relatively inactive technical committeee.

If it lured you into becoming a DD we should mess up more upstream code :-)


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