Monday, 17 June 2013

Re: xtables-addons 2.2-1 raring

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 05:53:14PM +0400, Dmitry Shachnev wrote:
> 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.

Hi Dmitry,

I know that. However, I think this is creating frustration for end-users
because, in the default situation, it seems no one reads the bug
reports.

What also annoys me directly, is that my name appears just next
to the unread bug reports (25 at this moment !) on [1].
Specifically, on [2], maybe the field could be renamed from
"Maintainer" to "Debian package maintainer" or something, to clarify.

>
> 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.

Sure, as I could also be the official maintainer. But I prefer not to,
so what I ask is just being clearly identified as
not-the-ubuntu-maintainer.
If someone choses to be, then I would gladly cooperates with him if he
forwards any bug report to Debian (provided I can reproduce it, of
course).
Again, I think the situation just leads to user frustration: bugs never
answered, nobody clearly identified to send reports, etc.

Cheers,
Pierre

[1] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xtables-addons
[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xtables-addons/+bugs


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