[Pkg-samba-maint] samba 4.4.5 backports

Gianfranco Costamagna locutusofborg at debian.org
Thu Jul 28 09:29:50 UTC 2016


>I used : dch --bpo "No changes."  

>Thats not good? 

dch --bpo
adds an entry like

"* Rebuild for jessie-backports."

this is what is commonly used, not what you added

>Or when needed like nss-wrapper needs cmocka 1.0.1+ 
>dch --bpo "Changed debian/control depends to cmocka 1.0.1~."

yes, in case there are changes you can edit it
>> and also you deleted debian/.gitignore in your backport. 
>Uh no, if it isnt there , then it wasnt there. 
>I dont delect change anything when not needed. 

I did pull-debian-source samba, and dget your version.
debdiff between them shows a deleted file.

the file is here
and also here

somewhere in your workflow you deleted it.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Gianfranco Costamagna [mailto:locutusofborg at debian.org]
> Verzonden: donderdag 28 juli 2016 10:40
> Aan: L.P.H. van Belle
> CC: Jelmer Vernoo??; debian-backports at lists.debian.org; Andrew Bartlett;
> ivodd at debian.org; Achim Gottinger; Debian Samba Maintainers
> Onderwerp: Re: samba 4.4.5 backports
> Hi,
> >As is already said, we won't accept the package unless a regular samba
> >maintainer backs that backport.
> And as already said, if you want to help, please ask the maintainers to
> accept your patches/packaging improvements,
> improve your skills, start maintaining it on unstable, and then after you
> have been accepted as comaintainer
> start a backport request.
> For samba any other workflow is almost impossible to me (it is not a
> trivial task, and newcomers just for backports
> might face bugs that needs to be first fixed in unstable, so you need to
> be part of the team at least).
> BTW a quick note on your backport, please use dch --bpo while preparing it
> "* Rebuild for jessie-backports.
>  * No changes."
> and also you deleted debian/.gitignore in your backport.
> G.

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