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Re: Changes to Debian Maintainer upload permissions

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 07:33:03PM +0200, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Montag, den 24.09.2012, 11:59 -0500 schrieb Peter Samuelson:
> > [Joachim Breitner]
> > > Would it be possible to extend the syntax to specify lists of
> > > packages not by name, but by Maintainer,
> > > e.g. pkg-haskell-maintainers@l.a.d.o?  Bonus points if such an
> > > assigment is expanded at dinstall time, so that the statement "DM
> > > 1234 may upload all packages owned by this group" stays up-to-date
> > > even if after new packages of this team have been added?
> > 
> > So ... you want to give a DM the ability to NMU any package in the
> > archive, just by changing the Maintainer field?
> Obviously the question whether a DM, who is allowed to upload packages
> on behalf of pkg-haskell-maintainers@l.a.d.o, is allowed to upload
> package X would depend on the maintainer field of the packages already
> in Debian, not the one in the package he uploads. Just the way it is at
> the moment with DMUA: A DM cannot just NMU an arbitrary package just by
> setting the flag in the new package.

One way to read your "bonus points" would allow the DM to
upload a new package with the maintainer set to
pkg-haskell-maintainers.  That can also be interpreted as allowing
the DM to upload/NMU any package as long as he sets the maintainer
field to pkg-haskell-maintainers.

But I can also read it as a DD first needs to upload the package
with the maintainer field set to pkg-haskell-maintainers, and
from then on any DM in that group can upload that package.


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