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

On Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11:42:33, Jon Dowland wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:28:33AM -0400, Chris Knadle wrote:
> > The way section 5.11 is written, it implies NMUs are for bug fixes only. 
> > It literally states "Fixing cosmetic issues or changing the packaging
> > style in NMUs is discouraged."  Nowhere in the section is it implied
> > that NMUs can be used to upload new versions of software, so I still
> > think that's not what they're for.  :-/  [Please correct me if you
> > believe this is not the case.]
> "Please package new upstream version X" is a regularly filed bug.

I really don't think it's as simple as that.  As Russ Allbery eloquently 
described, just because there's a trivial bug filed doesn't make an NMU okay.

  -- Chris

Chris Knadle
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