[php-maint] Bug#341420: marked as done (code in exts/dbase is not DFSG-free)

Thomas Viehmann tv at beamnet.de
Mon Dec 1 07:52:53 UTC 2008


Raphael Geissert wrote:
> [...]
>> Urgency: low
>> Maintainer: Debian PHP Maintainers <pkg-php-maint at lists.alioth.debian.org>
>> Changed-By: Ben Hutchings <ben at decadent.org.uk>
>> Description:
> [...]
>> Closes: 341420
>> Changes:
>>  php5 (5.2.6.dfsg.1-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
>>  .
>>   * Non-maintainer upload.
>>   * Remove exts/dbase from orig tarball (Closes: #341420)
> Do you mind at least contacting the maintainers?
> I find your upload very impolite.

Notwithstanding the requirement to send diffs for NMUs, the bug log is a
good example of how not to deal with bugs properly.
While it's laudable that you bring the bug up in front, the bug log
ended in open questions from three weeks ago. For stuff that is easily
fixable that is 50% longer than what we expect for RC bug fixes.
0-day NMUs means that the requirement for advance contact is reduced to
sending the NMU diff at the time of an upload for existing, old-enough bugs.

  If, for any reason, you aren't able fix an RC bug in a package of
  yours within 2 weeks, you should either ask for help by sending a mail
  to the Quality Assurance (QA) group <debian-qa at lists.debian.org>, or
  explain your difficulties and present a plan to fix them by sending a
  mail to the bug report.
                  -- Developer's Reference 3.6

Mind you, acknowledging the fact that someone else took the trouble of
looking at your package might be an idea if you want to set an example
instead of just demanding politeness.

Kind regards

Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/

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