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Bug#617331: Pushing tzdata updates to stable in time

On Fri, 2011-03-11 at 16:54 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2011, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> > On Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 13:11:52 -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> > > Chile was supposed to leave the Summer daylight savings period this
> > > coming weekend, but it was pushed to April 2nd. The fixes have been
> > > accepted to the package in Sid, but many users will undoubtely
> > > appreciate it if it can be updated as well in stable-updates.
> > the correct way would be to ask the release team for a release of tzdata
> > on stable-updates (formerly known as volatile) and get it updated in the
> > next point release as well.
> Is there a special process for this? or should we just make the DDs aware of
> the fact [by an email to d-d-a] that when one does a s-p-u upload which
> likely needs expedited handling, they should be very clear about that fact
> and email the stable release team ASAP?

Those steps are backward, fwiw; the mail should come first for a p-u
upload, not after the fact.  I've made a note to mention stable-updates
in an upcoming bits-from-SRM; now I just need to write one. :-)



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