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The horde of sloppy maintainers is a myth.

Le Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 06:16:03PM +0100, Cyril Brulebois a écrit :
> Packages that are uploaded nowadays and that fail to build
> *everywhere* because of missing *trivial* Build-Depends (think
> autofoo, pkg-config, libstuff-dev when the package is stuff-related,
> etc.) would rather make me think about sloppy maintainers. I can
> understand that it can happen to anyone now and then, but when that
> happens often, it seems to confirm the “sloppy” hypothesis.
> (I can share some pointers if you like, I'm not that much into
> pointing fingers publically. At least right now.)

I do not think that such a list would contain more than 10 names after removing
the MIA DDs. Most of the aggressivity on Debian Planet, and most of the
examples I received in private in the past point at the same person, which
makes me strongly think that all this resistance around source-only uploads is
more due to the incapacity of solving a couple of social problems, than to a
general tendency of the DD corpus of not caring what they do.

PS: I acknowledge that the couple of DDs suspected of sloppyness maintain a
large number of packages, which from your end makes slopiness a problem in

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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