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Re: Comma in Maintainer field (Was: problems in gjots2 and Debian)




Am 19.04.2018 um 08:37 schrieb Andreas Tille:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 09:52:18PM +0500, Andrey Rahmatullin wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 04:00:51PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
>>> Instead, tools grew to tolerate commas here rather than treat them as
>>> separators (because they would mishandle the erroneous packages).
>> Is this the main problem with fixing the Policy? Does someone have a plan
>> with this?
> 
> I checked UDD for real cases:
> 
> udd=# select distinct maintainer from packages where maintainer like '%,%' order by maintainer;
>                                                   maintainer                                                  
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>  "Adam C. Powell, IV" <hazelsct@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  Adam C. Powell, IV <hazelsct@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Sebastian Dröge <slomo@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  John H. Robinson, IV <jaqque@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  "Natural Language Processing, Japanese" <pkg-nlp-ja-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  Natural Language Processing, Japanese <pkg-nlp-ja-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  Rogério Brito <rbrito@xxxxxxxxxx>,                                                                          +
>   Holger Levsen <holger@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  Thomas Bushnell, BSG <tb@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  TransNexus, Inc. <support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> (9 rows)
> 
>>From my understanding the names in quotes should be parsed correctly, right?
> 
> This leaves 7 maintainer names
> 
> udd=# select distinct maintainer from packages where maintainer like '%,%' and maintainer not like '"%' order by maintainer;
>                                                   maintainer                                                   
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>  Adam C. Powell, IV <hazelsct@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Sebastian Dröge <slomo@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  John H. Robinson, IV <jaqque@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  Natural Language Processing, Japanese <pkg-nlp-ja-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  Rogério Brito <rbrito@xxxxxxxxxx>,                                                                          +
>   Holger Levsen <holger@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  Thomas Bushnell, BSG <tb@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  TransNexus, Inc. <support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> (7 rows)
> 
> Out of these there are clearly two bugs that violate our current
> 
> udd=# select distinct package, maintainer from packages where maintainer like '%>%,%'order by maintainer;
>      package      |                                                  maintainer                                                   
> ------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>  gir1.0-gdata-0.0 | Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Sebastian Dröge <slomo@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  libgdata7        | Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Sebastian Dröge <slomo@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  libgdata-common  | Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Sebastian Dröge <slomo@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  libgdata-dev     | Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Sebastian Dröge <slomo@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  libgdata-doc     | Debian GNOME Maintainers <pkg-gnome-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Sebastian Dröge <slomo@xxxxxxxxxx>
>  youtube-dl       | Rogério Brito <rbrito@xxxxxxxxxx>,                                                                          +
>                   |  Holger Levsen <holger@xxxxxxxxxx>
> (6 rows)
> 
> 
> I think we should start filing bug reports against packages 
> that do not match our current understanding of that field
> (and lintian should throw an error about this).
> 
> Currently that definitely fits the last query but if we
> intend to enhance the maintainer field to some later point
> in time we should also ask the other 5 maintainers above
> to add quotes around their names.
> 
> What do you think?

libgdata seems to be a false positive. before filing bug reports, please
restrict that search to sid (libgdata7 is from 2011)

Regards,
Michael


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