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Re: Updated Debian Maintainers Keyring

Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 10:46:31AM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Bas Wijnen wrote:
> > > I would expect that adding DM-Upload-Allowed should be a concious
> > > decision which is to be made when a specific person is (about to become)
> > > a DM and should be allowed to upload this specific package.  If I am
> > > right in this, it makes no sense to set this flag when only DDs are
> > > maintaining it.  Do others have other ideas about this flag?  Do people
> > > just set it everywhere to show support for the DM system, or something?
> > 
> > debian-maintainers (0.03) unstable; urgency=low
> > 
> >   * Add Dm-Upload-Allowed: yes header to allow for access control of
> >     automatic byhand processing.
> I must have lost my awareness device, but what is it supposed to mean ?

byhand processing: Necessary for all source packages that produce
non-deb/udeb files, such as a keyring, or d-i boot images. As much fun
as NEW, except you get to deal with it on every upload.

automatic byhand processing: An oxymoronic term for automating the
above in specific cases. "raw-keyring processing" is a more modern term
for this case.

Details of how all this works in DAK, explained by someone who actually
understands it, with pointers to the code that does the processing:

see shy jo

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