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

On Tue, 30 May 2006, Bart Martens wrote:
> On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 12:03:19PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > 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 sponsoree.
> Does that mean that your opinion is that sponsored NMU's should be
> forbidden? I would regret that. It's not bad that someone in the NM
> queue also does NMU's to help fixing other packages. And I don't see
> a problem with responsability if the sponsor is aware of that
> responsability.

A sponsored NMU basically means taking the patch for the NMU just like
you would from a RC bug that had a patch, testing it just like you
would normally, and making the upload just as you would for any other

Since you're responsible for the NMU anyway, there's really no
sponsoring going on; you're just using a pre-existing patch as the
basis of your NMU.

Don Armstrong

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