Package: ftp.debian.org Severity: important [CC'ing -project] Hi everyone, A couple of days ago xserver-xorg-video-openchrome 1:0.2.903+svn599-1 was uploaded to experimental with DM-Upload-Allowed: yes; but despite this, it still does not show up in dm-uploaders.html. The new package *does* also build a, dummy transitional, xserver-xorg-video-via package which was *not* present in experimental at the time of the upload of -openchrome's latest version, but *does* exist in unstable (actually in all but experimental) and is provided by a different source package. The GR *does* state the following: > 5. The initial policy for the use of the Debian Maintainer keyring with the > Debian archive will be to accept uploads signed by a key in that keyring > provided: [...] > * none of the packages are being taken over from other source packages I believe at the time the implementation was made the above quoted point was missunderstood, as it prohibits uploads by *DM*s from taking over packages provided by another source package; and *only* that. It does not in that, nor any other, point state that following uploads are also prohibited. As I understand it, once a DD uploads the package which takes over another binary package with regard to unstable the DM should be able to upload new package versions which do also provide the new binary package. Unless my interpretation is proved wrong (reason why -project is CCed) please fixing the bug soon; as it would otherwise be useless the fact that I am a DM (at least for that specific package as it is *not* going to drop the -via transitional package before squeeze is released with it). http://ftp-master.debian.org/dm-uploaders.html http://www.debian.org/vote/2007/vote_003 Kind regards, -- Raphael Geissert - Debian Maintainer www.debian.org - get.debian.net
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