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Re: 0-day NMUs for RC bugs without activity for 7 days?

On Fri, 06 May 2011, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> A patch was proposed (#625449) to implement in dvelopers-reference the
> "DELAYED/0 for upload fixing only release-critical bugs older than 7 days,
> without maintainer activity for 7 days" policy.
> I don't think that this policy is a good idea. But, since I was one of the
> drivers of the DEP that resulted in the current NMU policy
> (http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep1.html), I'm a bit biased, and I thought I would
> bring this proposed change to the attention of -devel@, so that we can get more
> feedback.

I wonder how many people made use of that 0-day NMU rule. I have always
interpreted those "rules" as “go ahead with NMUs, if the maintainer is a
jerk and complain, we'll be on your side”.

In other words, I think that the release team wants to encourage NMU to
fix RC bugs more than saving 2 more days in the usual NMU process.

So I believe the change is not very relevant. But I have no reason to

That said I truly believe that RC bugs should be treated as high-priority
issues by maintainers and that we should have the required information in
the bug log ("I'll take care of it at <this point>", "I have no idea how
to fix this, any help welcome" + tag help, etc.).

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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