Updating the Maintainer: field relative to Debian

Registered by Matt Zimmerman on 2006-07-08

In February of 2006, a discussion and poll were held in the Debian community to determine the most appropriate way to handle the Maintainer field in package metadata for distributions derived from Debian.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Matt Zimmerman
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Matt Zimmerman
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Martin Pitt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for gutsy
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Matt Zimmerman on 2006-08-16
Completed by
Martin Pitt on 2007-10-16

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infinity: This has been uploaded and will be deployed on the buildds once done. I've not marked this "implemented", as the spec also speaks of mangling source packages, which we're not yet doing.

2007-02-12 pitti: binary side is basically done, I was asked to care for the source package side; changing assignee adconrad -> pitti

2007-02-13 pitti: dpkg-buildpackage check is written and in Feisty

2007-03-20 pitti: all main packages have correct maintainer fields now. We decided to not do mass rebuilds for universe, they will fix itself over time.

2007-05-14 pitti: retroactively approve this

2007-05-14 kamion: Moving forward from edgy to gutsy in case there's anything left here (further source packages to modify)? If it's already done, please move the goal back to feisty, or ask me to do so.

2007-10-15 pitti: a few weeks ago, the last universe packages have been rebuilt, so that now all of the .debs have correct Maintainer fields, except for the some-10 packages which FTBFS.

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