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Re: Changing the default syslogd (again...)



On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 09:52:02PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > Actually, from personal experience, bugs are not fixed because the
> > maintainer is against all NMUs, even those that follow the steps
> > described in the sysklogd's source 'debian/NMU-Disclaimer'. The
> > current maintainer's handling of bugs and suggestions to NMU for
> > this package discourages people to either NMU or help him integrate
> > patches included by other distributions (like Red Hat / Fedora) into
> > the version in Debian.
> 
>         Since we periodically have bug squash parties, and NMU's for
>  long standing bugs ought to be permissible (use N-day delayed uploads
>  if one wants to be extra careful), this should not be an issue.

The maintainer explicitly says that those are not an option, quoting from the
file I mentioned:

" These rules always apply.  They even apply if somebody declares NMUs
as ok and reduces regular NMU rules to a delay of zero days.  Unless
I'm on vacation or on a show I am reachable via mail, so there is
hardly a reason not to contact me. "

The maintainer, at some point during a private conversation, even discouraged
me to upload to *experimental* a new version of sysklogd fixing the issues I
have prepared. That's why they ended up in my p.d.o page (they are not there
anymore BTW).

Regards

Javier

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