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Re: Alioth: the future of mailing lists

Hello Axel,

On Mon, 18 Sep 2017, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Alexander Wirt wrote:
> >   - Distribution lists for use in the Maintainer: field.  We suggest
> >     that, with maybe some extra code, this use-case could be well served
> >     by the tracker.debian.org service for almost all purposes.
> Reading https://tracker.debian.org/docs/about.html#email-interface it
> seems that the e-mail address <package>@tracker.debian.org is usable
> not only for tracker-generated mails.

Hum, that documentation is a bit outdated. What you have to use is
actually dispatch+<package>@tracker.debian.org. But I would not want
people to use this email address in Maintainer fields.

Instead we should use <package>@packages.debian.org. But for this we
need a lintian upload and a lintian backport to be installed on

(I filed this after
https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2017/08/msg00247.html )

> Please advice and update
> https://wiki.debian.org/Alioth#Clarification_Request_.2F_Open_Questions
> accordingly.

I did not do that, feel free to do it based on my answers.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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