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Re: Fwd: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> writes:
>> On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 11:42:29AM +0100, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:
>>> any chance that this problem with devotee is fixed timely?  Or will
>>> this increase the voting period?
>> I had the same problem and I've mailed privately Neil and Manoj about
>> this; I'm still waiting for an answer though.
> I got the same bounce and then later got a vote confirmation, without
> doing anything myself in between.

I got the following email from Neil on this issue.  I guess that
he missed copying it to some affected developers:

> Hi all,
> (Those affected by the issue are Bcc-ed)

> For those that received a bounce from devotee when casting the ballot
> for GR: Project membership proceedures, this is a update on what
> happened, and to confirm what actions have been taken.

> You may have received a bounce with:
> Could not find private key ring at /org/vote.debian.org/bin/dvt-spool line 230

> This was due to exim not having permissions to view the relevent secret
> keyring due to a change in users. I've replayed the received ballots, so
> you should have also received an ACK saying your vote has been counted.
> You may also have received a REJ for duplicate signatures, but this
> isn't something to worry about. If you received a REJ for any other
> reason, please re-vote. If you want to re-vote anyway, please do.

> So, apologies for the mess up. It's the first time we've run a live vote
> under a different user, and unfortunately we didn't catch this issue in
> testing.

> Thanks,
> Neil

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