Re: A plan to get rid of unnecessary package dependencies
On Tue, Sep 26, 2006 at 05:31:50PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> I'm not sure this is a legitimate NMU target, since I'm not sure that this
> is really an RC bug. Although it does make the shared library kind of
> useless, so maybe it is. I guess it does violate a should in policy as
> well. I'm going to upgrade that bug to RC and see if that gets a
> reaction, and then after ten days it's a legitimate NMU target.
Hmm, this reminds me of a short thread in debian-mentors where I
uploaded an NMU even though it didn't fix an RC bug. The Developers'
Reference doesn't actually state that an NMU is only permissible for
RC bugs, but more that an RC bug is a more likely candidate. If the
maintainer is unresponsive I believe this would normally be considered
acceptable too, for example.
"The main reason why NMUs are done is when a developer needs to fix
another developer's packages in order to address serious problems or
crippling bugs or when the package maintainer is unable to release a fix
in a timely fashion."
This is itself not prescriptive.
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