Re: Bug mass filling
On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 10:00 -0700, Kevin B. McCarty wrote:
> Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> > Doesn't policy violation warrant Critical severity?
> No, it "only" warrants the lowest RC severity, serious , unless the
> bug in addition makes the package or other software (mostly) unusable,
> causes data loss, or introduces a security hole.
Even then, it's only "serious" if it violates the release policy
[http://release.debian.org/etch_rc_policy.txt]. Hence the reason that
>  http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#severities
says "[...]roughly, it violates a "must" or "required" directive". The
final word for what justifies a release-critical severity belongs to the
release team (hence also the paragraph on rc-ness at the foot of the