Process for handlng fakesyncs

Emmet Hikory persia at
Sat Feb 13 19:25:36 GMT 2010

Martin Pitt wrote:
> Emmet Hikory [2010-02-14  2:54 +0900]:
>> 4) There needs to be some review and clarification on the use of
>> source-maintainer-mangling for fakesyncs and rebuilds
> My common sense tells me that we should keep the Debian diff.gz as-is
> (except for the single "fake sync" changelog entry), including the
> Maintainer field.

    I'd really like to agree with you, but DebianMaintainerField (1)
states, in part:

"If a source package is modified relative to Debian (this can be
determined automatically by examining the version number), its
Maintainer field should be updated either as above, or with a more
appropriate Ubuntu contact if one exists."

    As much as I think rebuilds and fakesyncs shouldn't need to
comply, I think that the policy needs to be specifically reviewed /
revised before we can determine not to mangle the maintainer.



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