Joining upstream bash-completion team (was: Re: Ubuntu bash-completion 20060301-4ubuntu3)

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Jan 22 14:45:13 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 04:27:42PM +0100, David Paleino wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Jan 2009 21:48:04 -0000, Ubuntu Merge-o-Matic wrote:
> > This e-mail has been sent due to an upload to Ubuntu that contains Ubuntu
> > changes.  It contains the difference between the new version and the
> > previous version of the same source package in Ubuntu.
> > 
> > [..]
> > Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu at>
> > Changed-By: Martin Mai <martinmai1024 at>
> > [..]
> > Changes: 
> >  bash-completion (20060301-4ubuntu3) jaunty; urgency=low
> >  .
> >    * Fix IFS issue in _umount and correct _get_cword in _postfix (LP: #249337)
> Would you please co-ordinate with us? We became the official upstream a while
> ago, after Ian MacDonald (the original author) asked for help/a new maintainer
> for the package.

You probably know this already, but just for the record on
ubuntu-devel-discuss, James Westby merged bash-completion 20080705 into
Ubuntu Jaunty the day after your mail.

(We do have an automatic system for tracking merges from Debian into
Ubuntu, but of course merges all have to be checked by hand so sometimes
they get temporarily forgotten. Thanks for the reminder.)

> Please, co-ordinate with us, before uploading old versions of bash-completion
> to Ubuntu. Consider subscribing to
> bash-completion-devel at, join us in the bash-completion
> project at and on #bash-completion on We're also
> using bzr, because we wanted to make things easier for Ubuntu folks! ;)

I definitely appreciated this when making a change recently! (You have a
bug report about it with a bzr bundle attached.)


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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