Good communication with upstream is good idea

Neil Williams codehelp at
Sun Jul 20 18:33:35 BST 2008

On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 12:16 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Sunday 20 July 2008 12:05, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > * Osamu Aoki:
> > > I found some of my packages are offered as a part of Ubuntu archive.
> >
> > Same here.  In my case (debsecan), it's a bit irresponsible because the
> > package doesn't really work on Ubuntu--but it's not readily apparent to
> > potential users.  Furthermore, it uses server resources provided to
> > Debian, and not to Ubuntu.
> >
> > What's the correct way to get it out of Unbuntu (universe)?  I don't
> > want to relicense it, but if asking politely does not work, it seems to
> > be my only choice.
> The preferred way of 'asking politely' is a removal bug.  The process is 
> described here:

Which cannot be done without
yet-another-website-login-combo-to-use-once-and-lose-forevermore -
useless Ubuntu bug tracker. :-(

I do feed info upstream (via yet more website logins), I really can't
add yet another one.

That was the main point of my original blog entry linked from the
previous post. Having to ask the lazy web to sort out bugs in Ubuntu is
just daft, IMHO, but that's what LP requires. As I say, daft.


Neil Williams

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