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Re: Please think and test before setting a mailing list as "Maintainer:"

On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:11:28 +0200, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> On 11361 March 1977, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > I happen to often send mails to <package>@packages.debian.org while
> > conducting my NMU campaigns for l10n bugs hunting.
> > From time to time, I still get such mails rejected because the said
> > package uses a mailing list as "Maintainer:".
> I did hate that too, and in the end it lead to the alioth admins
> implementing the Debian whitelist. That helps for about 95% of the
> packages using a mailinglist and currently allows all ftpteam members,
> debbugs, dak and lucas ddpomail as well as Hennings "migrated to
> testing" mails.

What about ordinary users who report bugs for packages with
members-only Alioth lists as the Maintainer: address?

I often got mails with the following content after submitting a bug for
such a package:

"Your mail to ... with the subject ... Is being held until the list
moderator can review it for approval."

I had cases where the moderator queue wasn't flushed for several


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