[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Exploring the possibility of an l10n upload of net-snmp to fix pending po-debconf l10n bugs

Christian PERRIER bubulle at debian.org
Mon Dec 5 05:21:51 UTC 2011

Dear Debian maintainer,

("oh no, not him again"...)

The net-snmp Debian package, which you are the maintainer of, has
pending bug report(s) which include translation updates or fixes
for po-debconf, namely bug number 630948 (and maybe other similar bugs).

We are currently in the beginning of a new release cycle and you may
think that hunting l10n bugs is too early. However, this is often a
lengthy process and we always start as early as possible.

So, sorry for this, but the radar beeped at your package and here am I
with what I usually call an "NMU intent"...:-). Please take this as a "very
soft" NMU intent. Of course, there is no hurry or deadline...just
"old" bugs we think are easy to get rid of.

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 net-snmp in order to fix
this as well as all pending translations for the debconf templates.

Of course, as you're probably 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 4 days) is roughly the following:

 Monday, December 05, 2011   : send this notice
 Friday, December 09, 2011       : post a NMU announcement to debian-i18n with you
                 (maintainer) CC'ed
 Saturday, December 17, 2011       : deadline for receiving translation updates
 Sunday, December 18, 2011       : build the package and upload it to DELAYED/7-day
                 send the NMU patch to the BTS
 Sunday, December 25, 2011       : NMU reaches incoming

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. That could maybe save you from
seeing me coming back again in a few months.

In case I upload an NMU, I will subscribe to the Package Tracking System for
net-snmp 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

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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