[Pkg-fonts-devel] sponsoring ttf-lg-aboriginal into lenny

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Thu Oct 2 05:07:43 UTC 2008

Quoting Neskie Manuel (neskiem at gmail.com):
> Weytk,
> I fixed a bug in ttf-lg-aboriginal in August, but it was too late to
> get into lenny would someone like to sponsor this into lenny if at all
> possible?
> http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=ttf-lg-aboriginal

"sponsoring to lenny" is not possible. Or not this way.

What is needed is you as maintainer to talk with release managers, on
debian-release, to get some pre-approval that the new version, if
uploaded to unstable, will be "hinted" by them to enter lenny.

You need to explain what are the changes, what bug is fixed and in
what this bug needs to be fixed in lenny.

For packages without reverse dependencies and packages that are new in
Debian, this is "easy" in general.

Then, once you get the answer from the RM, you can point one of us
DD's in this list (or the list itself) to the .dsc file and we can

Tehn, once the upload happened, you need to ask release managers to
"hint" the new package. It will then enter lenny after 10 days of
ageing (if you made the upload with priority "low", which you should,
unless the bug was release critical).

Don't wait for too long. Lenny could be released any time soon (that's
not entirely true....as long as the installer hasn't been released,
lenny will not, but still...).

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