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Re: [PROPOSAL v2] Orphaning another maintainer's packages

On Thu, 2012-11-01 at 10:51 +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> ]] Michael Gilbert 
> > mlocate: http://bugs.debian.org/669368 (new upstream could have been
> > pushed via nmu before the freeze, but it was prepared too late)
> > <many others I'm sure>
> The suggested NMU that does random changes like changing the packaging
> to 3.0 (quilt) and adding an uploader?  Is that even a serious
> suggestion?
> The new upstream release did not include any particularly compelling
> changes for wheezy, which is why I did not update to the newer upstream
> version.

For the record, this mail will also be Cc-ed to bug #669368 since the
commented-on mail was also delivered there.

I did not suggest an NMU, see the explanation in:

Some stuff repeated here, for clarity:
> Well the submitted files was not an NMU, I would need a sponsor for
> that. It was a wish that the maintainer would complete the packaging,
> but that did not happen. The changelog entry was for installation at
> debian-ports. If the maintainer had adopted the changes, the changelog
> would have been written accordingly by him, of course.
> The package is built and installed at debian-ports for GNU/Hurd where
> a sponsor was available. FYI, this package is currently the only
> locate package available on GNU/Hurd, therefore its importance.

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