Re: For those who care about their packages in Ubuntu
On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:07:40AM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> CC:ing -project because this is a project wide call for discussion.
> Am Montag, den 16.01.2006, 18:36 -0500 schrieb Joey Hess:
> > Please consider ALL code written/maintained by me that is present in
> > Ubuntu and is not bit-identical to code/binaries in Debian to be not
> > suitable for release with my name on it.
> What I find very dissapointing is that mdz asked on debian-devel twice
> for a decision from debian how ubuntu should handle the maintainer Field
> without any luck:
Well, there some points where I have voiced my opinion to some Ubuntu
developers rather than here. I did not know debian-devel was the correct
place to send that.
1) No changes rebuild-only upload should still be versionned so that we
do not end up with two .deb with the same version but different
contents. Rebuilding a package with a newer toolchain can cause
different dependencies and bugs.
2) I find a bit odd to be called the maintainer of a package I did not
test and that I cannot change anyway.
3) The name of the Ubuntu developers which have tested the package
before uploading it is not mentionned in the case of a no-changes
upload. I am refraining from assuming there were none.
Imagine a large red swirl here.