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RE: Bug #702005: Where can i get more attention on this?

Thanks, Ian.

I will be following the steps you pinted out so that this fix lands on stable.

I will email you privately in a couple of hours.



> From: ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk
> Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 13:03:11 +0100
> To: luis@huntingbears.com.ve
> CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org; 702005@bugs.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Bug #702005: Where can i get more attention on this?
> Luis Alejandro Martínez Faneyth writes ("Bug #702005: Where can i get more attention on this?"):
> > I'm a little worried about bug #702005 and the lack of attention
> > it's getting. This bug is marked as resolved, and indeed it has
> > been resolved for jessie and sid, but not for wheezy. This bug
> > breaks Python 2.7. Every person that tries to upgrade python2.7 and
> > python2.7-minimal from version 2.7.3-6 to 2.7.3-6+deb7u2, is
> > affected by this bug.
> It's not clear from your messages here on -devel exactly what you
> think the right next step is. Reading the bug report, I think you are
> suggesting that a particular patch should be backported to
> debian-stable.
> > Please, can someone upload the fix to wheezy also? Or, how can i
> > help? Thanks,
> Uploads to stable following the process documented here:
> https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/pkgs.html#upload-stable
> So the next step would be to file a bug against release.debian.org
> asking for approval for inclusion of this patch in stable.
> That approval request should come with clear explanation (from first
> principles, aimed at someone who doesn't necessarily follow the
> intricacies of the python packaging), of both the bug and the fix.
> If you like I would be happy to review a draft of such an explanation
> if you were to write one. If you produce an explanation that
> satisfies me, and you get approval from the stable team, I would also
> be happy to review and sponsor your upload.
> If you would like to try to take the lead in this way, it's probably
> best to email me privately, perhaps CC the bug, with your drafts etc.
> I don't think debian-devel need to see all of this.
> > This is affecting also every debian derivative based on stable, and
> > is worth mentioning:
> Of course we should try to do a good job in stable, but of course one
> thing that a derivative can be expected to diverge on is questions of
> release management.
> Usually most of the work in backporting a fix is not in the technical
> work of preparing the package - it is in analysing whether the fix is
> appropriate for users or stable (and indeed, in persuading the
> relevant release managemers).
> Ian.
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