Re: is there a procedure for reporting discouraging maintainer bugresponses?
On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 11:55:08PM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Tue, 18 May 2004 19:38, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <email@example.com> wrote:
> > the reason why i ask 2) is because if i actually report a problem,
> > i'd prefer it to actually be investigated and dealt with for the
> > benefit of that package's users, rather than the issue NOT be
> > dealt with because some fucking dippity shithead gets up their
> > own fuckarse^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H
> > because a maintainer has some misconceptions and personal issues
> > with me.
> If you want to make sure that your report gets the minimal amount of
> consideration by people who matter then use as much profanity as possible.
> Excessive profanity leads many people to believe that the rest of your
> message has little value either.
[hey, it's okay, the swearing was a joke - albeit both a lame and
subtle one: a counter-example to exactly the issue i was talking
> Debian is not a company, there is no complaints department. Debian is not a
> country, there is no court system and no police.
i understand: i was sort-of expecting there to be something like the
ASF's charter: mutual respect and also issues decided on technical
> If some maintainer does something you think is wrong then post a message here
> and CC the maintainer in question (just in case they aren't subscribed to the
> list). Clearly state what the problem is and give bug report numbers to back
> it up.
i remember and typically apply the rule about first talk to them,
then their friends, then everyone.