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Bug#682279: unblock: libweb-id-perl/1.921-3

On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 20:55:27 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

> Is the noise of the non-crucial changes so problematic (a.k.a. 
> unpleasing) that the release team considers the current package 
> unsuitable for getting an exception from the freeze?
> I honestly did not consider that "noise" as "significant changes not 
> related to the bug to be fixed", as it is phrased at the fine 
> http://release.debian.org/wheezy/freeze_policy.html.
> Do the release team consider the package unsuitable for freeze exception 
> due to the lack of bug reference in the changelog (the bug was 
> unfortunately unavailable to reference at the time the package was 
> produced and I honestly was unaware that such reference was problematic 
> for the release team to get passed in the freeze exception bugreport)?
> Do the release team consider the package unsuitable for freeze exception 
> due to the user-only oriented changelog entry - i.e. lack of verbose 
> enough details in changelog for release managers to follow _how_ the 
> issue was fixed?
> Would it be more helpful of me to upload another package release that 
> rephrased the changelog to be more helpful for release managers to 
> understand how non-newest-debhelper-style packaging was performed 
> internally?  Should I do that in addition to the user-oriented changelog 
> entry or instead of it?
> Would it be more helpful if I had not asked these questions but instead 
> just uploaded a new package fixing these three issues raised by Cyril?
So I think I'll answer these all at once because I think they boil down
to the same thing.

For a request like this, if it takes more than 5 minutes to process it's
a waste of our time.  Having a clear changelog helps avoid that, as does
not arguing or getting on your high horse when asked clarification
questions.  And by helping that, it helps get your request approved,
which I guess is what you want?


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