On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 03:00:38PM +0200, Emmanuel Kasper wrote:
> I am a Debian maintainer, working on the mess package which sits in
> non-free in Debian ( the Mame license does not allow commercial use
> of the software, for the rest it is BSD )
> I would have tought according to
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebianImportFreeze, that the package would
> automatically end up in Quantal, as it was accepted in Debian
> Testing in December 2011.
This would ordinarily be true.
> But the DebianImportFreeze date is gone, and I find no trace of it
> in the Quantal packages using rmadison.
> Is it because the package sits in the non-free section of the Debian
> Archive ?
No, it's not. The problem was that our auto-sync script said this:
No previous publications in Ubuntu
* Trying to add mess ...
mess_0.146-1 is trying to override modified binary mame-tools_0.145-0ubuntu1. OK (y/N)?
... and I didn't have a chance to check whether this was OK. Can you
say whether mess 0.146-1 completely supersedes mame 0.145-0ubuntu1, or
are there outstanding Ubuntu changes that we'd need to preserve by way
of a merge?