Getting things into Jessie (#2)

Published by Jon on November 17th, 2014 in Debian

If your request doesn’t appear on the list, probably the diff was too big

There’s a size limit for mails to debian-release@lists.debian.org, and in general that’s how we read unblock requests. If your mail doesn’t appear on the list, but you do get a bug number back, your mail is likely too large..

In this case, that’s probably a sign that we won’t accept your request without exceptional circumstances. Making so many changes in a package is almost certainly not appropriate for this phase of the cycle.

Do use filterdiff to remove automatically-generated files from your diff before sending it, which increases the chances of acceptance.

Do follow up to the bug if it doesn’t appear on the list; send a short message explaining that happened and why your giant diff should be considered.

Don’t be surprised if thousands and thousands of lines changed are rejected.

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