Re: Bits from the Package Tracking System
On 7/18/06, Denis Barbier <email@example.com> wrote:
On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 05:33:45PM -0300, Gustavo Franco wrote:
> On 7/18/06, Denis Barbier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 10:39:18PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> >> Hello everybody,
> >> here are some news about the latest changes made to the Package Tracking
> >> System.
> >> New derivatives keyword
> >> -----------------------
> >> The PTS will be used to relay informations from derivative distributions.
> >> Therefore, a new keyword "derivatives" has been implemented. By default,
> >> PTS subscriber won't receive the messages associated to this keyword
> >> unless he has already manually activated the "cvs" keyword (i.e. the set
> >> of users having the "derivatives" keyword has been initialized as the
> >set of
> >> users having the "cvs" keyword because those people can read patches and
> >> are most probably interested in them).
> >So by default it is assumed that I should make Ubuntu's work and dig
> >into these patches to see if some pieces should be applied into Debian?
> >No thanks, I am getting tired of all those Debian developers who are
> >more interested in improving Ubuntu than Debian, and just added the
> >following rules to my .procmailrc:
> No, this is just a service. If you want to dig into these patches, you
> need to subscribe, otherwise you can live without them like you did
> until now, didn't you?
No, I have to unsubscribe, this is exactly what upsets me. There are
also cases where messages will be sent to lists, like
So my procmail rule is the best option.
I think you were subscribed using the 'cvs' keyword, right?
CVS commit notifications, if the package has a CVS repository and
the maintainer has set up forwarding commit notifications to the PTS.
If it's ok for you "dig into these patches" that you or somebody else
(other maintainer) is forwarding to the PTS but not dig into patches
coming from derivatives, i'm sorry but you will need to unsubscribe.
The intention was the best possible, really.