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Old 05-31-2012, 08:26 PM
Samuel Thibault
Default Packaging a new release of released SW, not considered by the DM?

Svante Signell, le Thu 31 May 2012 22:22:21 +0200, a écrit :
> A Short question. Is it possible to ITP a new release of some software
> not being even considered by the DM, for whatever reason.

It's normally not a good thing to do. "ITP" is also not what you mean
here, BTW.

> Wishlist bugs are submitted, etc.

And they are just wishes. The maintainer may prefer to avoid using the
newer upstream, for whatever reason.

> According to if there is no reply of bug reports,
> there seems to be no interest at all from the DM to package that piece
> of SW, not even for experimental.

No, that does not necessarily mean that. It may also mean that he does
not have the time to work on it. Packaging a newer version is not
always trivial.

> If not possible, why? What does the Debian Policy state?

Actually it's not in the debian policy (which is about packages
themselves, not maintainer relationships), but in the developer's
reference, chapter "5.11. Non-Maintainer Uploads (NMUs)". Please read it
carefully, and rather use debian-mentors for such kind of questions.


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