NMUing "maintainer address bounces" bugs
Long storry short: A couple of days ago, I noticed the e-mails send to
one address of a maintainer could not be delivered. As that e-mail
address was used in several other packages (about 12 IIRC), I opened RC
bugs against these packages.
Some got fixed by the maintainer, some got fixed by orphaning the
respective package, some however got closed in NMUs, like the following:
> * Non-maintainer upload.
> * debian/control:
> - Maintainer email address was invalid and bounced. Update it to use a
> valid address. Patch by Nathan Handler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Closes: #675214.
Please don't do that! IMHO the proper way to handle these bugs is to
see, if the maintainer is fixing them himselve. If (s)he doesn't, then
orphan it. But NMUing to fix the mainteiner address of a maintainer who
apparently doesn't care about that package is just pointless.
1: I took care, that the maintainer was made aware of these bugs
through other channels.