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Re: Reintroducing FFmpeg to Debian

Le Wed, Aug 06, 2014 at 01:28:02PM +0200, Thorsten Alteholz a écrit :
> On Tue, 5 Aug 2014, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> >The problem is an undermanned ftpmaster team [0], so help there is
> I have to object here. If I read something like:
>   <XXX> please reject YYY
>   <XXX> forgot to add the full MPL 2.0 text..
> I wonder why this hadn't been checked before the upload.
> If all maintainers would do their homework, the situation of NEW
> might be much better. I estimate that 80% of all packages in NEW,
> that are older than two weeks, do have a problem like above.
> So dear fellow maintainers, although it is quite boring, please pay
> more attention to the Debian Policy.

Hi Thorsten,

I fully agree.

A few years ago, I made a proposal for peer-reviewing copyright files in the
NEW queue.


The goal is not to substitute for the inspection by the FTP Master team, but to
correct defects before their review, therefore saving their time.

I have done a few dozens of these reviews and share Thorsten's impression in
general (althouth in my opinion 80 % is quite an upper-range estimate…).

I encourage everybody who uploads to the NEW queue to review some packages in
exchange.  To help people reviewing your package, please make sure that a
copy is accessible (source packages in the NEW queue are not accessible outside
the FTP Master team).

(Regarding the requests for removal from the NEW queue, perhaps somebody can
write a patch to DAK so that it can be dealt with a DAK command file ?)

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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