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Re: DEP1: Clarifying policies and workflows for Non Maintainer Uploads (NMUs)

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 11:05:14AM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> * Bas Wijnen 
> | Using the DELAYED/ queue
> [...]
> | The DELAYED queue should not be used to put additional pressure on the
> | maintainer. In particular, it's important that you are available to
> | cancel or delay the upload before the delay expires (the maintainer
> | cannot cancel the upload himself).
> Is there interest in changing this?  Currently, each of the N-day/
> directories are mode 1777, aka «tfheen and owner of file can remove
> file».  If there's interest in it, I'll be happy to make it so anybody
> can remove anybody elses uploads.

I think that would be better, indeed.

> Alternatively, I could have a script that understands dcut commands
> and only acts if it's signed by the owner of the package (maintainer
> or uploader).

Actually, anybody at all (DD only, that is) is better than "owner only"
IMO.  When it's about NMUs, we're in a situation where external help is
more than a theoretical possibility.  If some other external help wants
to fix a problem with an NMU which is still in the queue, this should be
possible IMO.  Of course all parties (maintainer and previous NMUer)
should be informed, but that need not be automatic.

If this is changed, we should write a paragraph about how and when to do
this in the DEP as well.


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