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Re: package mail aliases (was: salsa.debian.org)




On Tue, 26 Dec 2017, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
> On 2017-12-26 14:48, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> > That's now fixed, and you can use $package@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in the
> > Maintainer field.
> 
> Does $package need to be equal to the source or binary package name?

source package name, please.

> In case of packaging plugins or additional programs to some kind of
> "main" program, that are all maintained by the same team, it might
> make sense to use the name of then main program, not the name of the
> plugin or additional tool.

This might create more problems... getting BTS emails for two different
source packages at the same @packages.debian.org alias might create
problems at the package tracker level. It will see bug reports for "foo"
received at an email address tagged for "bar" and it might be
misclassified.

Really $source@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx should be used for single packages. As
soon as you have a set of related packages, you need to use the concept of
a packaging team.

I will work on offering a team-based email address at the package tracker
level for this kind of need.

Cheers,
-- 
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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