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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Debian developers aren't trusted

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 02:18:12PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 07:56:36AM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > This is a two-way street though. Aurelien was trying to solve a problem
> > he perceived to exist with the arm port. His solution has been rejected,
> > but is the original problem being addressed?
> ] I am really upset by the way the ARM build daemons are managed. The
> ] packages are not uploaded regularly, with sometimes three days between
> ] two uploads. [...]
> ]
> ] All of that resulted in ARM being the slowest architecture to build
> ] packages. [...]
>     -- http://blog.aurel32.net/?p=33
> I don't imagine Aurelien's any less upset, but as far as I can see, there
> aren't actual problems with the way arm's keeping up at present:

Another problem is that the buildd email mailbox is apparently piped to

> > Frankly I think ftp-master abused his dual roles (ftp-master and arm
> > buildd admin) in this incident; any one else's actions would have been
> > subject to peer review.
> Uh, what's this if not peer review?

A proper process would be that the buildd admin / porter (person 1)
would observe a problem and ask ftp-master (person 2) to reject those
uploads; if both people agree it would happen.

It's not peer review when we discuss it later and none of us (including
you) have any power to do anything about it, except via long drawn-out
political processes.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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