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Re: proposed resolution to release-critical libtiff3g bugs

On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 08:47:39PM -0400, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:
> >   However, it's best to give maintainers of these packages *immediate*
> >   notice of the coming transition, so they can prepare for it even before
> >   libtiff4 is in the archive. . . .

> Should I send individual mail to each maintainer, or is a post to
> debian-devel appropriate given that we're talking about over 130
> packages?  I'll probably be away from email until tomorrow afternoon
> my time, so I'll do whatever is required sometime tomorrow.  I won't
> have trouble determining the maintainers of all the packages if that's
> the appropriate route to take.

debian-devel is by no means a mailing list that maintainers are required
to subscribe to, and sending messages there doesn't guarantee
maintainers will realize they apply to them.

A command such as

 grep-dctrl -F Depends -s Source,Package libtiff3g /var/lib/apt/lists/debian.oregonstate.edu_debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-alpha_Packages

should give you source and binary package names for everything depending
on libtiff3g.  Emailing <source_package>@packages.debian.org is the best
way to ensure the message gets to everyone involved in maintenance of
those packages, not just the stated maintainer.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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