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Re: Assisting with NEW queue backlog

Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> writes:

> Unless you are in the ftpteam group, you won't be able to access the
> packages in NEW:

For the record, this does of course make sense. A big part of the
point to the NEW queue is to check whether it's legal for the Debian
project to redistribute these works; making them publicly available
ifrom official Debian project servers before those checks would
undermine that.

> Looks like your idea will not work unless you can convince the
> ftpteam to change the permissions on NEW packages.

I think there's more prospect in getting hold of the ones that
maintainers have placed on the (unofficial) mentors.debian.net, as a
way of checking at least *some* of the packages waiting in the queue.

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Ben Finney

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