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Re: Please change the Maintainer: header when forking Debian

Michael Banck, 2006-11-03 12:08:46 +0100 :

> If you grab the .deb referenced from
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/edgy/graphics/kinoplus and look at the
> control inside, you will find:
> Package: kinoplus
> Version: 0.3.5-3build1
> [...]
> Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu@lists.ubuntu.com>
> Original-Maintainer: Roland Mas <lolando@debian.org>

Ah, so it's in the .deb, okay.  It's not in the .dsc, though.  And I
don't think Ubuntu users are expected to extract the control files
from debs, or even to use aptitude and see package properties.  All
the support I've found mentions Launchpad.

> Maybe they still retain your name somewhere on launchpad.net though,
> not sure.


Roland Mas

That's one of the good fings about not existin'; they leave you alone most
of the time.  --  in My Hero (Tom Holt)

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