Quick Question

Drew Howden Tech drewhowdentech at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 14:51:18 UTC 2021

Okay, thanks.

On Sunday, June 27, 2021, Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> [Please use more informative subject lines if possible.]
> On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 09:06:15PM -0400, Drew Howden Tech wrote:
> > Quick question: if I create a new package to resolve a 'needs-packaging'
> > bug, should I put my name in the maintainer field of the control file, or
> > 'Ubuntu Developers'?
> It doesn't matter much.  I lean towards your own.
> > Also, when patching/upgrading a package (to resolve a bug) should I
> > submit all the files (source package, resulting binary, etc.), or just
> > the debdiff/diff.gz?
> The debdiff (*not* just the .diff.gz - they aren't the same thing) is
> normally sufficient, although some reviewers may find it convenient to
> have a complete source package to download and perhaps sign/upload.  If
> the fix involves a new upstream version then you should submit the full
> source package.
> It isn't generally necessary to submit binaries unless a reviewer
> specifically asks for them, and they wouldn't be used anyway, although
> of course you should have test-built your fix and confirmed that it
> actually works.
> --
> Colin Watson (he/him)                              [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

Drew Howden
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