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

On 26/05/08 at 09:55 -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Sun, 25 May 2008, Bas Wijnen wrote:
> >    3. NMUs are often received with angry comments from maintainers. 
> [...]
> > This Debian Enhancement Proposal has two goals:
> >          3. We try to encourage a responsible approach for NMUs,
> >             instead of an approach based on strict rules 
> [...]
> I miss one thing in these guidelines: they sort of give you the idea you
> can NMU someone's packages off as long as you go by the book, and that
> you have the RIGHT to do it no matter what.

I made the following change to the DEP to address this: (wdiff format)

  When doing an NMU, you must always send a patch with the differences
  between the current package and your NMU to the BTS.  If the bug you
  are fixing isn't reported yet, you must do that as well.

  {+After you upload an NMU, you are responsible for the possible
  problems that you might have introduced. You must monitor the package
  for a few weeks (subscribing to the package on the PTS is a good

  While there are no general rules, it's recommended to upload to the
  DELAYED queue with a delay of at least a few days. Here are some
  examples that you could use as default values:
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