Re: Why are new package versions depending on libc6 in unstable?
On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 10:33:53PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 06:31:13AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
See, that's a symptom. There are a lot of people whose packages are held
up (preventing them from getting any testing done for their own,
valuable, work) but don't have the skills or obscure platform necessary
to fix a given libc6 bug.
Eh? Bug 165358, critical, libc6: exim, fetchmail broken on i386. Bug
166967, critical, libc6: jabber broken on i386.
I think you misparsed. "a lot of people don't have the skills to fix a
given bug" is seperate from people lacking hardware to fix other given
bugs. People have different areas of expertise and interest, and it's
unreasonable to expect that every developer should be able to fix any
arbitrary bug in the distribution, or that they should put aside what
they're already working on to fix bugs in another package that they're
not particularly familiar with. (Put another way, why haven't *you*
fixed those bugs, since you seem to have already researched them...)