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update instructions on the delayed queue (#512529)
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@@ -401,29 +401,28 @@ the Debian package <xref linkend="dcut"/> .
 
 <section id="delayed-incoming">
 <title>Delayed uploads</title>
+
 <para>
-Delayed uploads are done for the moment via the delayed queue at <literal>gluck
-</literal>. The upload-directory is 
-<literal>gluck:~tfheen/DELAYED/[012345678]-day</literal>. 0-day is uploaded
-multiple times per day to <literal>&ftp-master-host;</literal>.
-</para>
-<para>
-With a fairly recent dput, this section
+It is sometimes useful to upload a package immediately, but to want this
+package to arrive in the archive only a few days later. For example,
+when preparing a <link linkend="nmu">Non-maintainer Upload</link>,
+you might want to give the maintainer a few days to react.
 </para>
-<screen>
-[tfheen_delayed]
-method = scp
-fqdn = gluck.debian.org
-incoming = ~tfheen
-</screen>
+
 <para>
-in <filename>~/.dput.cf</filename> should work fine for uploading to the
-<literal>DELAYED</literal> queue.
+An upload to the delayed directory keeps the package in
+<ulink url="http://ftp-master.debian.org/deferred.html">
+the deferred uploads queue"</ulink>.
+When the specified waiting time is over, the package is moved into
+the regular incoming directory for processing.
+This is done through automatic uploading to
+<literal>&ftp-master-host;</literal> in upload-directory
+<literal>DELAYED/[012345678]-day</literal>. 0-day is uploaded
+multiple times per day to <literal>&ftp-master-host;</literal>.
 </para>
 <para>
-<emphasis>Note:</emphasis> Since this upload queue goes to
-<literal>&ftp-master-host;</literal>, the prescription found in <xref
-linkend="upload-ftp-master"/> applies here as well.
+With dput, you can use the <literal>--delayed DELAY</literal>
+parameter to put the package into one of the queues.
 </para>
 </section>