[csw-maintainers] Non-Maintainer Uploads (NMUs)

Peter FELECAN pfelecan at opencsw.org
Sun Aug 11 15:17:00 CEST 2013

Ben Walton <bwalton at opencsw.org> writes:

> On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 4:58 PM, Peter FELECAN <pfelecan at opencsw.org> wrote:
>> Ben Walton <bwalton at opencsw.org> writes:
>>> There would still be a discrepancy between pkginfo and pkgdb.
>> Can you explain this in more depth please?
> Currently, csw-upload-pkg and pkgdb code backing that are using the
> metadata stored directly in the package to determine the value of the
> maintainer.

pkdb can be made aware of the --nmu usage with csw-upload-pkg, isn't it?

> We could override this with a flag as you're suggesting but if someone then
> installs the package they'd have the pkginfo file containing information
> that is a mismatch with the website view.
> This isn't a deal breaker by any means but I think we can do better. I'm
> proposing that the override happens earlier (in GAR) so that pkgdb can be
> ignorant of it entirely.

But this modifies the recipe. BTW, what incantation would you use for

> The down side of doing it with GAR is implementing a nice mechanism for the
> user to specify the maintainer (different than the current packager).

Can you give an example of the mechanism?

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