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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

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.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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