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Re: DEP1: how to do an NMU

On Tue, 03 Jun 2008, Frans Pop wrote:
> If you want to create a package for local testing, fine. If you
> create a package for upload: no. In some cases packages should not
> be NMUed at all. Or certainly not before the maintainer has had a
> chance to review the patch *at a time when it suites the maintainer*
> instead of within a time limit imposed by whatever value the author
> of the patch chose for DELAYED.

No matter what is done, there is a time limit for the review of
patches which fix RC bugs, whether stated or not. If a maintainer is
unable to respond to a patch for an RC bug in a reasonable timeframe,
they should expect an NMU. It matters little how the timeframe is
enforced; it's there regardless.

Non-RC bug fixes are an entirely different beast, but NMUs for them
are generally discouraged anyway.

Don Armstrong

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