Re: package splits
On Mon, 21 Dec 1998, Martin Schulze wrote:
> James R. Van Zandt wrote:
> > Is there general agreement that I should file "critical" bugs on
> > packages that do not at least "recommend" the new packages, as
> > suggested by Santiago Vila?
> I don't think this justifies a critical bug report. Please only
> file normal ones. If you feel that the bug is important please
> get in touch with the proper maintainers so they can decide if
> they direct the next upload to frozen or not.
Please, do not misuse the word "critical" once again.
Severities have names according to these descriptions:
makes unrelated software on the system (or the whole system)
break, or causes serious data loss, or introduces a security
hole on systems where you install the package.
makes the package in question unuseable or mostly so, or causes
data loss, or introduces a security hole allowing access to the
accounts of users who use the package.
any other bug which makes the package unsuitable for release.
I do not say that it "makes unrelated software on the system (or the
whole system) break, or causes serious data loss".
I just say that the X set of packages is "unsuitable for release" if it
does not have the proper recommends fields.
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