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Re: what to do is maintainer is lacking? (was: wine-unstable in Debian)

On 04/18/2012 08:27 AM, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> If a maintainer isn't (capable of) doing the necessary work on a
> package themselves, then after a while the best thing they can do is
> admit that and cede control to others. It's not an easy thing to admit
> "failure" like this, but it's better to do it for the good of our
> users and other developers than to continue blocking people. It's also
> better for the developer involved to get away from the feelings of
> guilt they may be having about not keeping up. There's no shame in
> admitting a lack of time on a big volunteer project, we all understand
> how this works...
This isn't aimed at the WINE maintainers (I didn't read the bug report,
and I don't really care about this package) but...

what can we do if the maintainer doesn't admit his lack of time or his
lack of skills/knowledge? My understanding is that in Debian, we are
stuck, right? I believe that was the message of Chris: we don't really
have procedures to take over a package, others than convincing the


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