[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Time of a package to be processed by FTP-masters


I don't know if the question is very appropriate in this list, but since it 
will be useful for new maintainers whose packages are uploaded to the 
archives, I figured out that it might be appropriate.  If not, please point 
me to the correct place to ask.

The matter is that I got a new version of an existing package compiled and 
uploaded by a sponsor (I'm just DM so I can't directly upload my stuff), and 
the package is stuck in the "new" queue of the ftp masters machine for two 
weeks.  I realize that there are a lot of packages to be processed, some in 
the queue older than mine, but most of those have several versions uploaded 
which indicate that maybe they have packaging problems, and many packages 
newer than mine were already processed in this time lapse.  The previous 
packages that I had created and needed to go in the "new" queue were 
processed within a couple of days.

So I am wondering whether my package has a specific problem (though I was 
not contacted by ftp masters in any way), or it's just a matter of time 
before it gets processed (e.g. they are busy with updates related with the 
freeze), or what.  What I would want to know, in particular:

1- If this is normal, or if having to wait for >1 week indicates that the 
package has some kind of problem.

2- In the latter case, do FTP contact you (even by receiving some kind of 
REJECT notification), or are you supposed to ask them what's the problem 
after some time?

2.1- If so, what's would be the time appropriate to ask? 1 month for 

2.2- What would be the correct way to contact them -- some email emailing 
list or a bug report to the pseudo-package?

I'd gladly accept any other suggestion to try to find out why my package 
takes so long to be processed.  Thanks and cheers.
Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo@gmail.com>

Reply to: