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Re: Intent to NMU exabgp to fix pending po-debconf l10n bugs (indeed debconf abuse)

Hello Christian,

I perfectly understand this, no offense.
The point is that I can't upload to incoming atm, not being a DM or NM.
An updated version of ExaBGP is here: http://mentors.debian.net/package/exabgp

My usual sponsor isn't replying at the moment, I guess he's on holliday or something similar. Thus, if you want to solve these bugs, the best to avoid loosing my already done work would be to upload that package and sponsor it for me this time :)

Best regards,

Henry-Nicolas Tourneur

On 28.12.2012 07:18, Christian PERRIER wrote:
Dear Debian maintainer,

The exabgp Debian package, which you are the maintainer of, has
pending bug report(s) which include translation updates or fixes
for po-debconf, namely bug number 687134 (and maybe other similar bugs).

This bug is not an l10n bug per se, but, being a debconf abuse (and a
very clear) one, it affects l10n.

So, sorry for this, but the radar beeped at your package and here am I
with an NMU intent...:-)

I have the intention, as part of a more general action of the Debian
i18n Task Force to build and possibly upload a non-maintainer upload
for exabgp in order to fix this.

In short, by removing the debconf use and move information to a newly
created NEWS.Debian file.

Of course, an upload made by you would even be better...:-)

Such changes are always harmless, which explains why I safely consider building NMUs for such issues even though they're obviously non critical.

The schedule for the NMU (in case it happens, that is if you agree with it
or if I don't receive any answer in 2 days) is roughly the following:

 Friday, December 28, 2012   : send this notice
 Tuesday, January 01, 2013       : post a NMU announcement to
debian-i18n with you
                 (maintainer) CC'ed
                 this can happen earlier if the maintainer agrees
                 In such case, the deadlines below will also
                 happen earlier
 Wednesday, January 09, 2013       : (midnight) deadline for
receiving translation updates
 Thursday, January 10, 2013       : build the package and upload it
to DELAYED/7-day
                 send the NMU patch to the BTS
 Thursday, January 17, 2013       : NMU reaches incoming

If you intent to upload yourself, please notify me so that I interrupt
the process on my side. Please also don't upload without a discussion
with me. Some translators might send a few new translations and I can handle a round of translation updates for you. Really, don't upload silently...:-)

In case I upload an NMU, I will subscribe to the Package Tracking System for
exabgp and follow its life for 60 days after my NMU in order to fix
any issue potentially introduced by my upload.

Let me know, as soon as possible, if you have any kind of objection to this

If you'd rather do the fix yourself, I will of course leave the package
alone. Same if you have reasons not to do the update now.

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