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Re: DEP1: how to do an NMU

On 01/06/08 at 15:29 +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
> Julien Cristau wrote:
> > 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.
> NMUs are already possible for all bug severities. I don't know why some
> people think they are not?

>From the current devref:
  NMUs which fix important, serious or higher severity bugs are
  encouraged and accepted.

... but it doesn't say anything for bgs with severity<important.
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