bzr rewrite maintainership?

Joshua Judson Rosen rozzin at
Mon Oct 20 05:56:11 UTC 2014

Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at> writes:
> It is up for the taking. In general, hacking on bzr-rewrite should not
> require any special access. I am happy to do a few code reviews.


The thing that I was most interested in addressing was the "fails to
build from source" issue reported against the Debian package:

    "RM: bzr-rewrite -- ROM; FTBFS, no upstream maintainer"

Because I realy on bzr-rewrite on Debian (relying on it quite heavily),
and a number of colleagues who also use it similarly on either Debian or
on Ubuntu LTS releases. One of them told me that bzr-rewrite had
disappeared in the latest Ubuntu LTS, and I traced that out to (I
believe) that report.

Unfortunately, I wasn't paying attention to the Debian package status
last May..., and IANADD so I couldn't offer to inherit the package
in any case. But at least I can help fix bugs that are making it
unusable on Debian/Ubuntu systems.

But I've upgraded a machine to Debian jessie and unpacked the last
version of the source-package prior to the removal, hoping to see what
the failure was, and it actually built just fine.

There weren't any details RE: FTBFS provided in the bug-report; if you
remember: Do I need to upgrade to Debian sid to see the FTBFS issue? Or
is the issue only in a later upstream version? Some combination of those
things? Something else?

(maybe I should work on fixing my "IANADD" bug...)

> On 16 October 2014 05:22:10 GMT-07:00, Joshua Judson Rosen
> <rozzin at> wrote:
>     I hear the bzr "rewrite" plugin (which provides the "rebase" and
>     "replay" commands) is in need of a maintainer.
>     How does one go about applying for that role?

"'tis an ill wind that blows no minds."

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