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Re: Please ignore the tslib upload

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On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 11:08 PM, Daniel Moerner  wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Neil Williams  wrote:
>> I've no idea what is going on but a version of tslib has been uploaded
>> to mentors.debian.net.
> I am definitely not the person who did this upload, but a bit of
> investigation (along with the ubuntu handle on the version) suggest
> that the following occurred: On Nov 18, an Ubuntu contributor applied
> a patch to the source that fixes glibc-2.8 build errors.  For it to be
> uploaded into Jaunty Jackalope, they decided to put it on
> mentors.debian.net instead of REVU for some unknown reason.  Later on
> Nov 18, the package was uploaded into Ubuntu's repositories, but
> obviously mentors didn't know to take it off.
> In other words, it looks like someone from Ubuntu uploaded their
> package to mentors.debian.net instead of REVU, which was obviously
> inappropriate.
> This seems to bring up the issue if m.d.n should reject packages with
> ubuntu in their version strings.

The explanation might be as simple as this:

* mentors.debian.net is the default dput host in his/her machine
* Whoever uploaded the "~ubuntu" package to mentors forgot to type
"revu", i. e. he/she typed "dput tslib_XXXXXX.changes" instead of
"dput revu tslib_XXXXXXX.changes"

Disallowing "~ubuntu" uploads will not prevent this from happening
again. Making the host parameter in dput mandatory will. I. e. instead

dput [options] [host] package.changes ...

let's have:

dput [options] host package.changes ...

("host" is now mandatory)

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Pau Garcia i Quiles
(Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)

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