Bug#547460: Bug#509935: rejected packages
rra at debian.org
Thu Jun 3 01:44:43 UTC 2010
Adam C Powell IV <hazelsct at debian.org> writes:
> On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 14:24 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> I thought we established the last time around on this discussion that
>> Adam needs to leave the comma off in his name for the time being.
> I don't remember receiving this advice.
Ack, sorry. Apologies for not having communicated effectively enough
> That would make the name different from what's in my GPG key, but I
> suppose I could add an additional name to the key... Note my email From
> address doesn't have the comma or full stop, because I find the quotes
> aesthetically inelegant, but I made that change after the key.
Nothing in the archive software should care about this. Authorization is
done based on the key, not on the IDs on the key. I'm not sure if tools
like debsign would have trouble figuring out what key to use, but I
suspect they do the lookup based on the e-mail address only to avoid
problems with slight mismatches in names.
> I think you mean "even if we decided to clarify Policy..." as my
> practice conforms to what's currently in Policy. But we've been through
> that already.
Yeah, sorry, I was sloppy in my wording. Policy is currently ambiguous:
The package maintainer's name and email address. The name should come
first, then the email address inside angle brackets <> (in RFC822
was interpreted (reasonably) by you as saying that the whole field was in
RFC822 format, and was interpreted by the authors of tools as saying that
only the e-mail address was in RFC822 format, with no specification for
the name. Then Uploaders was added later, with a specification saying
that uploaders are separated by commas.
The whole specification is inadequate on multiple fronts, really, since we
certainly don't accept all RFC822 addresses either (RFC822 addresses could
contain commas inside comments, for example, and I'm sure our tools don't
Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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