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Re: package ownership in Debian

On Fri, 28 Jul 2006 17:52:36 -0300, Gustavo Franco <gustavorfranco@gmail.com> said: 

> On 7/28/06, MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> wrote:
>> Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org> wrote:
>> > Simply change the NMUs to be always 0-day, for all bugs
>> > >=3Dnormal. Which means - upload and mail to BTS at the same
>> > time.
>> Would that mean we get BTS+NMU tennis instead of BTS tennis, where
>> differences of opinion over what is a serious bug result in 0-day
>> NMUs as well as BTS reopens?
>> The key trouble is that non-maintainers are often not familiar with
>> the history of the package and the difficult decisions which have
>> been taken and some don't bother to follow the references given in
>> the changelog.  Meanwhile, there's some pressure not to make the
>> debian dir so verbose it includes transcripts of key discussions.

> That's right, but we're not talking about me uploading stuff to fix
> the kernel, for example. There's a team and i'm not in that team, so
> it makes no sense i jump the gun and upload the kernel to fix a
>> = normal bug. It isn't that easy to figure out at first, but if
>> well writtensomewhere (policy? developers reference?) could work.

        Why is a 0 day NMU not OK policy  when a team is not
 maintaining a package well?  If there is a bug in the package, it
 should be fixed asap, regardless of how many people are
 mismaintaining the package.


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