NEW Packages process

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Apr 16 18:48:17 BST 2008

On Wednesday 16 April 2008 13:45, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > On Wednesday 16 April 2008 13:07, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> >> So I think mailing lintian's output to the uploader would be a good
> >> idea. And ideally that would be against source and binaries, at least
> >> for the first upload... although that would place a high load on REVU's
> >> host. But maybe with the new one Stefan just announced, we could change
> >> this? :)
> >
> > Except we don't do binary uploads in Ubuntu.  Even in Debian where they
> > do, they stopped taking binary uploads on mentors because of problems
> > with people trying to use broken packages.
> Sorry for being unclear. I meant REVU building the packages, not users
> uploading them. OTOH, we could allow (or even 'force') users to make binary
> uploads, run lintian (and maybe piuparts too) on them, but don't show
> binaries to the public (only to devs an to the uploader maybe).

If we go down this road, I'd suggest accepting only binary uploads.  That'd 
make sure the package at least builds before MOTUs waste time reviewing it.

Scott K

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