Re: Packaging a new release of released SW, not considered by the DM?
Svante Signell <svante.signell <at> telia.com>
2012-06-01 07:16:35 GMT
On Thu, 2012-05-31 at 17:40 -0500, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> Svante Signell dijo [Thu, May 31, 2012 at 11:45:13PM +0200]:
> > > It's *usually* not what you want to do. There are several cases where
> > > different versions of the same program are available in Debian, and I
> > > am unfamiliar with the case at hand, but it's usually where a specific
> > > older version of a package is depended upon by large amounts of
> > > software, and changes in new versions are not compatible. They often
> > > bring in maintenance hell issues.
One example is to upload a new release to experimental, not sid! Being
there does not automatically make it progress to sid, tesing and stable
> > > In this case, you should discuss with the DM about the "whatever
> > > reason" you mention, maybe bring it up here (so it gets wider exposure
> > > and more informed people get to have a say). You can ultimately ask
> > > the Technical Committee, but that's a venue of action very seldom
> > > taken (and I think that even "very seldom" might be an overstatement).
Well the DM is *non-responsive*, what to do?
> > Thank you for your time,
> > Fortunately, I'm not a hurd porter any longer an whatever you choose to
> > do it is not longer my business. Thank you for your attention
> Well, the original question I replied to was posted by you... I fail
> to understand your answer. There was no mention of any specific