[maemo-developers] Maemo extras repository package uploader/maintainer verification?

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Fri Jan 22 14:34:17 EET 2010
On Jan 22, 2010, at 11:49 AM, Eero Tamminen wrote:

> Hi,
> I was recently notified that in extras repository some package for
> which I've been marked as maintainer, was causing an SSU (testing)
> issue.
> However, I hadn't uploaded that package.
> The package was from SDK tools repository were I was the correct contact
> person for that package.  The package in Extras had the same version,
> but not the same size i.e. it was modified (or at least different).
> What checks there are in place to verify that the package uploader and
> the package maintainer field (shown to people who install the packages)
> match?

I think Niels has a check for that in the QA software he has written, in fact, I am certain of it. :) This check does not currently default to stopping the incorrect uploader / maintainer from uploading the package. It is possible to change this behavior and I think in the future this check will default to stopping package uploads that do not have the correct maintainer information.

Unfortunately, people do not change the maintainer field of the packages they upload very often, this is a big problem. But stopping everyone without warning is not the solution. I think we will move towards stricter testing however in the near future, but final decisions should be discussed with Niels.

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