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Bug#555967: [patch] describe gb, dw commands in wanna-build-states.wml

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

It seems reasonable to expect that wanna-build-states.wml should mention the
manual state transitions available by mailing the debian-wb-team (give-back
and dep-wait). A proposed patch follows (please check its accuracy with the
wb-team, cc'd).

I've also filed Bug #555961 on release.debian.org proposing clarifications in

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Index: wanna-build-states.wml
RCS file: /cvsroot/webwml/webwml/english/devel/buildd/wanna-build-states.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.20
diff -u -r1.20 wanna-build-states.wml
--- wanna-build-states.wml	2 Sep 2009 07:35:20 -0000	1.20
+++ wanna-build-states.wml	12 Nov 2009 22:36:10 -0000
@@ -62,7 +62,10 @@
 	theoretically also explicitly request a different section ordering,
 	but that is not usually done.<br />
 	There could be other situations where the queue order seems to
-	be ignored; but note that they are all exceptions.
+	be ignored; but note that they are all exceptions.<br />
+	The <code>gb</code> ("give-back") wanna-build command can be used
+	by the wanna-build team to move a failed package back into the
+	<em>needs-build</em> state.
       <dt><a name="building">building</a></dt>
       <dd>A package is marked <em>building</em> from the moment an
@@ -119,7 +122,15 @@
 	Build-Depends, and should he or she add it when it is noticed that
 	<tt>baz</tt> is <em>dep-wait</em>ing on a non-existing <tt>foo</tt> for
 	<tt>m68k</tt>, then the <em>dep-wait</em> state for <tt>m68k</tt> will
-	have to be manually lifted by the <tt>m68k</tt> porters.
+	have to be manually lifted by the <tt>m68k</tt> porters.<br />
+	It is also possible to request that a package in some other state is
+	placed in the <em>dep-wait</em> state, by asking the wanna-build
+	team to apply the <code>dw</code> wanna-build command; for instance, a
+	package that failed to build on the first attempt due to toolchain
+	bugs can be set to <em>dep-wait</em> on toolchain packages that fix
+	those bugs, or a package that should be rebuilt against an updated
+	library can be set to <em>dep-wait</em> on that library (this is
+	useful in conjunction with binary NMUs).
       <dt><a name="bd-uninstallable">BD-Uninstallable</a></dt>
       <dd>During debconf9, <a
@@ -159,7 +170,11 @@
 	hardly ever the right thing to do, the option is available to
 	the autobuilder admin.<br />
 	Note that a package will <strong>never</strong> be marked
-	<em>failed</em> without human intervention.
+	<em>failed</em> without human intervention.<br />
+	It is sometimes useful to ask the wanna-build team to move failed
+	packages into the <em>needs-build</em> or <em>dep-wait</em> state; to
+	do so, follow <a href="http://release.debian.org/wanna-build.txt";>the
+	instructions provided by the release team</a>.
       <dt><a name="not-for-us">not-for-us</a></dt>
       <dd>Certain specific packages are architecture-specific; for

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