Bug#894967: mac-robber FTCBFS: uses the build architecture compiler

Helmut Grohne helmut at subdivi.de
Fri Apr 6 17:17:03 UTC 2018

Hi Raphaël,

On Fri, Apr 06, 2018 at 10:07:30AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> it's not the first time that you are submitting such fixes. Would you like
> to be added to the pkg-security team so that you can commit (and even upload
> if you feel like) your fixes directly ?

Thanks for your offer, but I think it doesn't scale. My fixes are in no
way specific to pkg-security. I'd love to fix things directly, but
that'd require more uniformity from the archive. Possibly dgit can
provide that one day.

At the moment, I even file patches for orphaned packages rather than
uploading them directly. I think this has two benefits:
 * I do not make such packages appear as maintained when they are not.
 * Someone else reviews my patch and catches the occasional error. The
   present feedback I get suggests that around 1% to 3% of my patches
   contain mistakes.

My present workflow with using bugs.d.o as a patch distribution system
scales somewhat. In parallel to submitting patches, I try to turn
generic fixes into lintian tags[1]. Do you have any suggestions to
improving that?


[1] E.g.

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