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Re: A question about patches for upstream

On Sat, 2014-05-03 at 12:02 +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Russ Allbery dixit:
> >Svante Signell <svante.signell@gmail.com> writes:
> >
> >> Does the Debian guidelines give any hints on who is responsible to
> >> report a patch upstream? Is it the bug submitters or the Debian package
> >> maintainers responsibility (in addition to eventually apply them to the
> >> packages)?
> >
> >I don't think we have a clear guideline on it.
> Actually, we do. DevRef §3.1.4, first paragraph.
> >The ideal, as far as I'm concerned, is for the Debian package maintainer
> >to forward bugs upstream.  This has multiple advantages: the package
> This is not the ideal, this is what DevRef requires the package
> maintainer to do.
> This does not, of course, prevent people like the Mesa maintainers
> from refusing to do it. I’ve got no idea how to enforce DevRef on
> them, though.

You apparently didn't read chapter 1 of the Developer's Reference.


Ben Hutchings
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