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From: Ola Lundqvist (opal_at_debian.org)
Date: Wed 19 May 2004 - 10:44:17 BST


Sorry for not replying until now.

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 03:44:15PM +0200, Conny Brunnkvist wrote:
> 2004-05-11 kl. 14.00 skrev Herbert Poetzl:
> >take the time to test those patches, because if debian
> >folks can't live with the 'vanilla' kernel + vserver
> >patch, I expect them to do the testing. this project
> >can not scale if I develop for 10 different distro
> >specific kernels ...
> I totally agree. I don't believe that anyone expects you to take on the
> responsibility for each distribution-specific flavour either. At least
> I hope not. :-)

I hope not too. I was about to test but something else got in between.

My policy on releasing debian vserver patches is the following:
* Patches against new kernel versions will be uploaded as soon as I can
  find some spare time to do that, or if enough people complain. They
  will be tested if I can find some time for that. Usually reports will
  come farily quickly.
* Patches against kernel versions that has had (known) working kernel patches
  will be tested, by me or someone else that do the work for me.

Just wanted you to know how I see it. I simply do not have the time to
check each and every new kernel before I upload it. People have been
very good to deal with and thanks for all the nice patches (which I
normally modify to fix common problems, like kernel-version patching
that is not a good thing in debian).

> >>>With reference to bug #245858; did someone else finally ever actually
> >>>test this combination patch-kernel? Or is it my kernel config that's
> >>>balmy?
> >>
> >>I assume that it is the patch.
> >
> >indeed it is, and I would expect the maintainer (you)
> >at least to compile a new kernel/patch before uploading
> >them, but maybe this is different for debian ...
> >
> >don't get me wrong, I'm glad that somebody is the
> >designated debian maintainer for linux-vserver, but
> >maybe it would better to tell debian folks _not_
> >to use the debian packages ...
> That's another topic, but I'll bite: Using out-of-debian
> kernel patches *on* debian kernels gives me feelings of
> uncertainty an reluctance. On the other hand there's that
> warm, fuzzy feeling when I decide to install and try any
> kernel-patch-* debian package which I know, most of the
> time, applies in a smoothless and transparent manner.
> I have full confidence in Olas judgement and work as a
> package maintainer... Although I agree that actually
Thanks :)

> testing packages of this kind before uploading them can
> at times like these save yet another bug report. ;-)

I like bug reports. Misunderstand me correctly. I do not like
bugs but bug reports (especially against kernel-patch-packages
use to be quite contributive, like yours).

> (Oh, and thanks all for the good and quick feedback!)

Best regards,

// Ola

> //conny
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