Re: DEP1: Non Maintainer Uploads (final call for review)
On 21/08/08 at 02:09 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 06:20:47PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 18:33:01 -0300, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > > The change is needed, since the BTS needs to know if the bugs are closed
> > > in that version or not.
> > > Could you propose an alternative wording for the following paragraph?
> > > <para>
> > > When a package has been NMUed, the maintainer should acknowledge it in
> > > the next upload. This makes clear that the changes were accepted in the
> > > maintainer's packaging, and that they aren't lost again. For this, you
> > > must first incorporate the changes into your package, as far as you want
> > > to keep them. Make sure to include the NMU's changelog entry (not just
> > > the line describing the changes) in your own changelog. This is
> > > important to allow the BTS version tracking to work.
> > > </para>
> > <para>
> > If the maintainer wishes to acknowledge an NMU, they should include its
> > changes and changelog entry in the next upload.
> > </para>
> > There's nothing wrong with not acknowledging an NMU.
> To acknowledge an NMU, include its changes and changelog entry in your next
> maintainer upload. If you do not acknowledge the NMU by including the
> NMU changelog entry in your changelog, the bugs will remain closed in the
> BTS but will be listed as affecting your maintainer version of the package.
> This gives more information about why to include the changelog entry and the
> effects thereof, while remaining neutral on the question of whether this is
> the right way to do it.
Sounds good. Applied to my local copy.
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