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

Tino Keitel <tino.keitel@tikei.de> writes:

> 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
> months.
> Regards,
> Tino

Clearly a misconfiguration. The DAK and BTS should always be
whitelisted imho or at least the list moderators have to be quick
about it.


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