Monday, 17 June 2013

Re: xtables-addons 2.2-1 raring

Hi Pierre,

On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 2:01 PM, Pierre Chifflier <[email protected]> wrote:
> I'm sorry, but I am not the Ubuntu packager for xtables-addons (nor any
> other package, BTW). I see on [1] that my name appears, but in fact, I
> only upload to Debian, and somehow (?, cron job or whatever) and
> sometimes Ubuntu takes them.
>
> While I of course agree on the reuse of the Debian packaging, I
> would appreciate Ubuntu to change the name on the packages so my name
> does *not* appear. I think this is a bad thing, causing people to
> believe that I do not care of bug reports ([2] and others).

As per the specification [1], we change the Maintainer: field for all
packages that are changed in Ubuntu, but most of them come unchanged
from Debian, and the original fields are used.

We also encourage users to submit bugs to the BTS (probably we should
do that better), but you can subscribe to bugs on a package page to
receive bugs notifications — fixing bugs will make the package better
in both Debian and Ubuntu.

[1]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebianMaintainerField
[2]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates

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Dmitry Shachnev

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