failure of policy
miwi at FreeBSD.org
Mon Dec 11 10:18:45 PST 2006
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On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 11:23:09 -0500
Vivek Khera <vivek at khera.org> wrote:
> It seems that the change log on freshports for the databases/slony1
> port shows that someone somewhere is confused as to who's the
> maintainer of the port. The Makefile clearly shows it is still me.
Sorry, it was definietly my fault. I thought its a maintainer-timeout
case. It was my mistake and I hope you forgive me for this mistake.
> On 23 Nov 2006, an update was issued to upgrade the 1.1.5 version to
> 1.2.0 which had known errors in it which cause data loss. Somehow
> it was applied. A few days later a manual patch was added to work
> around that. The initial update indicates that whomever submitted
> the port was either claiming to be or was assumed to be the
For this update of 1.2.0 gives a pr show here
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/105575 here is my
mistake thats commit is after 7 days not 14 days. This is my mistake
right. After this commit, I received a private email with a bugfix.
Description of the problem:
Then I committed a fix for this problem. Yes without approval from
maintainer then i forgot to double check the maintainer mail.
> Then on 8 Dec 2006, another update was issued and applied, to 1.2.1.
Yes here telling me the self People with a patch of 1.2.1, i check this
on my tinderbox this build fine and committed this. Yes I looked not
yet on more maintainer mail.
> Today I saw in my email a patch to correct some error in the pkg-
> plist file, which is how I noticed that someone had updated the
> slony1 port.
> This is not how it is supposed to work. I should have gotten these
> notices on *every* PR submitted with a patch against this port.
> There is no reason that 1.2.0 should have *ever* hit the ports tree
> as it was broken out of the gate. This is one of the reason ports
> have maintainers: to ensure broken things don't get thrown into the
> If the committers are not going to follow the rules, then why should
> anyone bother to be a maintainer?
I could say this is all my fault a concatenation of stupid mistakes :(
I hope you forgive me for this mistake.
- - Martin
Martin Wilke | irc.unixfreunde.de #bsd
miwi at FreeBSD.org | miwi at unixfreunde.de
FreeBSD Committer | Power to Serve
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