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Re: How can a non-DD fix broken packages?

On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 02:37:56PM -0400, Joe Smith wrote:

> "Michael Tautschnig" <tautschn@model.in.tum.de> wrote in message 
> 20060530174922.GC6483@l03.model">news:20060530174922.GC6483@l03.model...

> That is a Serious bug, and is a FTBFS, so AIUI, it is RC. So it can be 
> filex in a NMU. However, According the the Developer's reference, only DD's 
> can NMU. If that is true, then sponsored NMU are not allowed. However, 
> tradition holds against this, as there have be numerous cases of sponsored 
> NMU's.

There are no technical measures in place which *prohibit* developers from
sponsoring NMUs.  Nevertheless, the concept of a sponsored NMU is a broken
one, because responsibility for the NMU lies with the uploader, not with the

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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