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Re: Alioth: the future of mailing lists




On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 03:16:23PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 02:55:26PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > On Mon, 18 Sep 2017, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > > Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > > >   - Distribution lists for use in the Maintainer: field.  We suggest
> > > >     that, with maybe some extra code, this use-case could be well served
> > > >     by the tracker.debian.org service for almost all purposes.
> > > 
> > > Reading https://tracker.debian.org/docs/about.html#email-interface it
> > > seems that the e-mail address <package>@tracker.debian.org is usable
> > > not only for tracker-generated mails.
> > 
> > Hum, that documentation is a bit outdated. What you have to use is
> > actually dispatch+<package>@tracker.debian.org. But I would not want
> > people to use this email address in Maintainer fields.
> > 
> > Instead we should use <package>@packages.debian.org. But for this we
> > need a lintian upload and a lintian backport to be installed on
> > ftp-master:
> 
> Er, that would create a mail loop. <package>@packages.debian.org
> redirects to the data of the maintainer field. If you put that address
> in the maintainer field, it redirects to itself, again and again and
> again and again and...

My understanding is that Raphaël fixed that last year:

https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/webwml/packages.git/commit/?h=debian-master&id=5f4f27920e996e521d32dfb5a9693a09348d18d5

(linked from the bug report he referenced in his email that you quote)

J.

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