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Question about absent package maintainer

Postby pbeeson » 2017-03-03 01:45

As someone unfamiliar with the rules around package maintenance, I was wondering what steps can be taken if a package maintainer has gone completely AWOL. Notably, Debian distributes libyaml-cpp-0.5.2 in the sid repo, but this version has a header bug that won't allow your user program to compile if you use a certain function in the header. Multiple people have been begging for months to upgrade to 0.5.3 which fixes this, but no response by the package maintainer.

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=847099
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Re: Question about absent package maintainer

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-03-03 02:38

I was wondering what steps can be taken if a package maintainer has gone completely AWOL.


Post a volunteer wanted add : " Volunteer needed, package maintainer for Debian
package,..any volunteers ? "
Please post here for more details.

To learn more about the the rules around Debian package maintenance,
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https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/maint-guide.en.pdf

Any volunteers ?
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Any one interested in volunteering should read these, for more details:
https://raphaelhertzog.com/2011/06/30/how-to-start-contributing-to-debian/
or
https://www.debian.org/intro/help
Even if you are not interested or capable of being a package maintainer,
there are lot's of other things involved, and there is all ways a need for more
volunteers.
"What we expect you have already Done"

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