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Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal

On Sat, 23 Jun 2007, Joey Schulze wrote:
> > 15 months, while with DM, it would have been only few days...
> No.  You won't be able to fix it unless you have become a DM with
> exactly the dvidvi package and thus are allowed to upload a fixed
> version.  Otherwise you aren't and need to go through senting a
> patch and links to the BTS and/or sponsoring via a DD.

I'd gladly sponsor Benjamin if I knew that I don't have to do it
endlessly... right now I'm not motivated to help him fix such packages
because it imposes too much burden on me on the long term.

If I know that he can be DM on those packages after a while, then I'd be
ready to do it.

> > So, right now, when I have troubles with Debian/TeX stuff, I tend to
> > solve it on my computer, and just report nothing, since reporting is
> > useless.
> I disagree since when you report a bug and even contribute a patch
> and add links to your own fixed packages other users can benefit from
> your investigation as well -- given they find the bug report and the
> patch/link included.

Right, he just tells you that there's no more incentive for him to send a
patch when his experience has been that patches are not integrated on
such orphaned packages.

Raphaël Hertzog

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