"Please upload" email guidelines (was Re: Please upload: tzcode-2005r-1)

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Sat Jan 21 18:02:00 GMT 2006

On Sat, Jan 21, 2006 at 12:33:26PM -0500, Igor Peshansky wrote:
>On Sat, 21 Jan 2006, Lapo Luchini wrote:
>>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>So, a "please upload" could be nothing other than the shell script that
>>>Volker sent in his OP.  Then a package uploader could cut and paste
>>>that and run it on sourceware to retrieve the packages.  If every
>>>package upload request had this type of thing it would reduce the
>>>possibility of error when uploading.
>>If the server has directory traversal and all is in a subdir, then the
>>script would be a one-liner and not necessary at all, of course...  is
>>that it?
>If someone wanted to review the tarballs in your upload request
>individually, it would help to have one URL per tarball.  So, even if
>you have directory traversal set, please include the tarball URLs for
>those of us who would like to click on the links in the message, rather
>than run the script.

Upload requests are sent to the list for one reason only - so that the files
can be uploaded.  They are not for the convenience of someone who wants to
get an advance look at what's new or check out the packaging.  The package
maintainer has already gone through the effort of getting their package right
so we don't ask for reviews on upload requests.

So, an upload request is not an ITP or a "please review".  Please lets
not confuse them.

>Besides, your script will pull in the "prev" version tarballs...

If using a recursive wget would pull in exactly the needed files then
posting the correct wget command would be appreciated.  Otherwise, we
obviously don't want to re-upload files that are already on
sourceware.org.  The intent here is to streamline the whole operation.


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