Sync Request process questions

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Tue Dec 14 19:50:24 UTC 2010

On Tuesday, December 14, 2010 02:34:10 pm Reuben Thomas wrote:
> The implications from this are unfortunate:
> a. We will do nothing unless you prove in detail that the package can
> be synced to Debian. This implication could be removed by simply
> making the automatic response to a sync request a little more
> friendly: "Thank you for your sync request. We'll try to get around to
> it, but you can help us immensely by following the procedure on this
> page: ..."
> b. When there are Ubuntu changes to a Debian package that need to
> remain in a new version, we won't bother syncing the new version. This
> is clearly false: there are many packages which are updated, even
> though Ubuntu-specific changes need to be forward-ported. This
> implication can be removed by adding instructions to the sync request
> wiki page on what to do in this circumstance.

c.  I doesn't need a sync, it needs a merge.  It looks like you got caught up 
a bit in Ubuntu specific terminology.  See

No doubt the documentation and such around this could stand a lot of 

Scott K

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