Re: Derived distributions and the Maintainer: field
Nathanael Nerode writes:
> Then the *source* packages can legitimately use the same Maintainer: field.
> If they are also compiled with a toolchain unchanged from Debian, the binaries
> can legitimately have the same Maintainer: field as in Debian, because they
> are essentially the same package.
> If not, the binary packages should have different Maintainer: fields
Personally, I have no objection to the Maintainer field remaining unchanged
when the source package is unchanged.
> For instance, debugging bugs in your package generated by a toolchain you
> don't have is obnoxious, frustrating, and a waste of time...
If building one of my packages with a well-chosen toolchain fails or
produces a buggy binary there is probably something wrong with it that will
eventually bite me and I'd like to know about it (in the form of a wishlist
> Ubuntu should be sorting out whether such problems are present in Debian
> before sending them to the Debian maintainer.
Ubuntu should certainly first try to make sure the problem is not theirs.