Incorrect attribution of upstream imports when first upload != first seen by LP (e.g testresources)

Bug #433381 reported by Robert Collins on 2009-09-20
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Bug Description

testresources rev 1 'upstream-0.1' is attributed to Matej Vela, it should be to Robert Collins. Matej Vela did an NMU 0.1-1.1

On Sun Sep 20 06:26:27 UTC 2009 Robert Collins wrote:
> Public bug reported:
>
> testresources rev 1 'upstream-0.1' is attributed to Matej Vela, it
> should be to Robert Collins. Matej Vela did an NMU 0.1-1.1

So, the incomplete history we have of uploads to Debian means
we never imported 0.1-1, so the NMU was the first time we
saw that tarball, and we took the "shortcut" of using the
uploader of that version as the person that packaged that
version.

We could add a heuristic to try and credit the right person
by looking at the changelog:

    The person named in the footer of the first version
    in the changelog with that upstream version number.

should do it I think, with appropriate care that we don't
mess up with epochs.

Thanks,

James

Max Bowsher (maxb) on 2009-11-19
summary: - incorrect import of testresources
+ Incorrect attribution of upstream imports when first upload != first
+ seen by LP (e.g testresources)
James Westby (james-w) on 2009-12-10
Changed in udd:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
no longer affects: testresources
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