Sync Request process questions

Benjamin Drung bdrung at
Tue Dec 14 20:46:56 UTC 2010

Am Dienstag, den 14.12.2010, 19:34 +0000 schrieb Reuben Thomas:
> Hi,
> I recently filed an Ubuntu bug making a sync request:
> I got what looks like a cut-and-paste response pointing me to:

As already said: Sync request is a Ubuntu term for taking the Debian
package and throwing all Ubuntu changes away.

A user shouldn't be bother by deciding if a sync or merge request is
correct, because an Ubuntu developer should do that. IMO the user should
file a general request instead ("Please incorporate the Debian changes"
or similar).

I have one concern: Will the user request properly connected to an
Ubuntu developer, who converts the bug to a sync request or who does the

Benjamin Drung
Ubuntu Developer ( | Debian Maintainer (
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