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[opensuse-buildservice] Re: [opensuse-project] How should we inform packagers about new upstreamversions?
  • From: Vincent Untz <vuntz@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 20:44:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <1204141461.23740.26.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Le mercredi 27 février 2008 à 20:15 +0100, Pascal Bleser a écrit :
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Christian Morales Vega wrote:
Sometimes do you find packages in the OBS that are outdated. You never
know why, perhaps the packager doesn't knows about the new upstream
version and perhaps he knows but is just busy.
Up to now when I found such a case I reported it like an "Enhancement"
bug in bugzilla. But some packagers think bugzilla isn't the correct
place for such a thing.

If the packager doesn't knows about the new version he can leave the
package outdated for a long time. So would be good that, at some time,
if an user finds the problem he reports it. But, how should be
reported? There is any feature planned in the OBS to help with this?
What other distros do?

A very good point.

Personally, I think Bugzilla is the best place to report it.
It also makes it much easier to track the status.

I think another approach would make sense: users could report it on since that's where they look for software.

Then we just need a way to mail the relevant packagers about this "new
upstream" report.


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