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Re: shc -- #335278 broken packaging -- non-DD NMU prepared

On Saturday 15 July 2006 15:14, Ricardo Mones wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jul 2006 13:49:10 +0200
> Bas Wijnen <shevek@fmf.nl> wrote:
> > So it is very well possible (but probably not a
> > good idea) to perform real NMU as a maintainer.  A lintian/linda check
> > wouldn't give a false positive there.
>   Indeed, I think is not a good idea too, but if the upload is ready and
> the original maintainer has only time for reviewing it (and the bug is
> important enough) is better to allow a developer to self-NMU than leaving
> the bug unfixed.

In that case the real maintainer still can the credit to the person who 
actually fixed the things up and add himself to the changelog as this:

package (regular upload revision, not NMUish) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Name of the stranger who actually made the fix ]
  * Fixed things... bla bla

  [ Maintainer ]
  * uploading/sponsoring fixes made by a Stranger/whoever...

 -- Maintainer <maintaier@d.o>  ... date 

and it will be considered as a regular maintainer upload, since the the upload 
will be actually made by the person listed in Maintaner: or Uploaders: field. 
So, you will not confuse dak and bts, and it is clear who made what.

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