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Bug#555961: release.debian.org: proposed clarifications for wanna-build.txt

Package: release.debian.org
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 at 12:53:31 +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> Sorry, I don't really know how the internals of wanna-build work, or how the
> commands interact with them. After reading
> <http://release.debian.org/wanna-build.txt> and
> <http://www.debian.org/devel/buildd/wanna-build-states> it was reasonably
> clear to me that bluez needed a dep-wait on binutils, but it wasn't clear
> whether I'd also need to specify gb in order to prod w-b into doing something.

I've written some text for wanna-build.txt which attempts to describe what
a give-back or dep-wait does, to avoid others making the same mistake; I see
someone has already clarified with "If you are asking for a dep-wait, an
additional give-back is not needed", but explaining the commands' effects in
terms of the documented package states seems a good idea too.

I couldn't find wanna-build.txt in a VCS, so I started from today's version:


Since http://release.debian.org/wanna-build.txt is referenced by the
Developers' Reference, it seems a good idea to keep it in sync with the 
policy announced in
<http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/09/msg00005.html> (asking
for binNMUs via a bug) and in
<http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2009/03/msg00096.html> (asking for
gb/dw via debian-wb-team), so I've attempted to do that. It's not clear to me
whether these policies are still current, so if they've changed, please let
me know and I'll amend the proposed wording.


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