Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy

"J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" johannbg at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 13:55:11 UTC 2012


On 03/02/2012 12:41 PM, Aleksandar Kurtakov wrote:
> Nope, if you are a packager already and you have a unit file you want to push in my package just ask me about commit rights via pkgdb and a mail explaining it and I'll definetely approve your request and I'm pretty sure that a number of packagers will do that too.

I'm not a packager already nor can I become one since I dont want to 
maintain a single package in the distribution since "it does not scratch 
my ich" but I would like to be able to fix things if I do come across 
them at least with regards to spec files changes.
( There is atleast one feature ( systemd preset ) on the horizon that 
might require spec file changes and that in turn means spec file changes 
for the equal amount packages that are daemon/services in the 
distribution and somebody will have to do that work )

But I do certainly understand what your getting at since a week back I 
was suggesting changes to one of the component ( nothing to do with 
systemd ) we ship by default and adding configuration files for few 
other components so we could deliver better out of the box experience to 
our end user base and the relevant maintainer agreed and told me that he 
had noticed that I was up for PP and I should just go ahead and fix it 
myself once I had been approved since this was not high enough on the 
priority list for him fix...

But as things are now I cant become a proven packager since I'm not 
already an packager and I never will become a packager since I dont want 
to be maintaining a package in the distribution so really there is no 
place for people like me that want to fix things without having to 
maintaining an package in the distribution first...

JBG


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