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Re: DEP1: how to do an NMU

On Sun, Jun  1, 2008 at 00:42:57 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 07:18:14PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> > Because bugs may also have been (or seem to have been overlooked). The 
> > risk here is that the person doing the NMU thinks "oh, that's an old 
> > issue and the fix seems so simple" and goes ahead and NMUs it, while 
> > there may be very valid reasons for not fixing it (or at least not with 
> > _that_ fix).
> Then they should have been mentioned in the bug log, shouldn't they?
> ... and IME they usually *are* for active teams, so I'm not sure I can
> buy your argument. I rather conclude that active teams won't risk
> anything with the procedure which is being proposed, while not active
> teams will see NMUs, as they should.
That's probably true for RC bugs, but I can't swear all bugs with a
patch in my packages have a maintainer comment.  This DEP wants to
extend NMUs to all bug severities.


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