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Bug#540231: Override changes



tags 540231 + patch
thanks

How about this for a patch?

(For my own convenience I'm collecting patches into a git-svn branch; feel free
to take these patches from that repository, or ignore it, as you see fit.)

From: Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:46:48 +0000 (+0000)
Subject: #540231: update guideline for override changes, the ftpmasters now prefer bug reports
X-Git-Url: http://git.debian.org/?p=users%2Fsmcv%2Fdevelopers-reference.git;a=commitdiff_plain;h=b86613d3c9cb57ba6ed255a7664a92cb42e9dafe

#540231: update guideline for override changes, the ftpmasters now prefer bug reports
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diff --git a/pkgs.dbk b/pkgs.dbk
index 93782c2..86f3a90 100644
--- a/pkgs.dbk
+++ b/pkgs.dbk
@@ -515,10 +515,13 @@ file</literal>.
 <para>
 To alter the actual section that a package is put in, you need to first make
 sure that the <filename>debian/control</filename> file in your package is
-accurate.  Next, send an email &email-override; or submit a
+accurate.  Next, submit a
 bug against <systemitem role="package">ftp.debian.org</systemitem> requesting
 that the section or priority for your package be changed from the old section
-or priority to the new one.  Be sure to explain your reasoning.
+or priority to the new one. Use a Subject like
+<literal>override: PACKAGE1:section/priority, [...],
+  PACKAGEX:section/priority</literal>, and include the justification for the
+change in the body of the bug report.
 </para>
 <para>
 For more information about <literal>override files</literal>, see

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