Re: Planned changes to Debian Maintainer uploads
Ansgar Burchardt writes ("Planned changes to Debian Maintainer uploads"):
> (Please send followup messages to -project.)
> The ftp team wants to change how allowing Debian Maintainers to upload
> packages works. The current approach with the DM-Upload-Allowed field
> has a few issues we would like to address:
Your proposal simultaneously changes two things:
> - It applies to all DMs listed as Maintainer/Uploaders. It is not
> possible to grant upload permission to only a specific DM.
This does involve changing the structure of the metadata.
And I find it difficult to see what it would mean to list a DM as a
Maintainer or an Uploader if they weren't supposed to be able to
upload the package.
> - It is tied to the source package so can only be changed with a
> sourceful upload.
This is slightly annoying but given that maintainership changes
involve an upload too, it hardly seems fatal. Has this been a problem
in practice ?
> - It allows DMs to grant permissions to other DMs.
It is far from clear that forbidding this is the right thing to do.