[Adduser-devel] Intent to NMU or help for an l10n upload of adduser to fix pending documentation l10n bugs

David Prévot david at tilapin.org
Sun Oct 31 17:02:33 UTC 2010

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Dear Debian maintainer,

("oh no, not another one"...)

The adduser Debian package, which you are the maintainer of, has
pending bug reports which include translation updates or fixes
for documentation handled by po4a, namely bug number 601453 (and
maybe other similar bugs like 599836 or 599695).

The i18n team is now hunting the very last bits of missing localization
and your package went on our radar. You may have uploaded recently but,
unfortunately for you, you then got *another* l10n bug report. We
really should prevent translators from translating...:-)

So, sorry for this, but the radar beeped at your package and here am I
with an NMU intent...:-)

In case you can't update your package, I hereby propose, as part of
a more general action of the Debian i18n Task Force to build and
possibly upload a non-maintainer upload for this package in order to
fix this as well as all pending translations for the documentation
and debconf templates.

Of course, as you seem pretty active on that package, an upload by you
would also be OK... as long as it allows a round of translation

Such changes are always harmless, which explains why I safely consider
building NMU's for such issues even though they're obviously non critical.

The schedule for the NMU (in case it happens, that is if you agree with
it or if I don't receive any answer in 2 days) is roughly the following:

 Sunday, October 31, 2010     :	send this notice
 Tuesday, November 02, 2010   :	post a NMU announcement to debian-i18n
				with you (maintainer) CC'ed
 Wednesday, November 10, 2010 :	deadline for receiving translation
 Thursday, November 11, 2010  : build the package
 Sunday, November 14, 2010    : upload the package to DELAYED/2-day,
				send the NMU patch to the BTS
 Tuesday, November 16, 2010   :	NMU reaches incoming

(Actually, the package might be uploaded to DELAYED/#-day, between
Thursday, November 11 and Sunday, November 14, in order to be in
DELAYED/2-day on Sunday, November 14 as announced).

If you intent to upload yourself, please discuss with me. I propose
handling a translation update round and I can handle it myself for you.
That will just require a few days.

In case I upload an NMU, I will subscribe to the Package Tracking System
for this package and follow its life for 60 days after my NMU in order
to fix any issue potentially introduced by my upload.

Let me know, as soon as possible, if you have any kind of objection to
this process.

If you'd rather do the fix yourself, I will of course leave the package
alone. Same if you have reasons not to do the update now.



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