Re: Forwarding bugs upstream
> I understand that maintainers' time is limited and that forwarding bugs
> is not an enjoyable task. But I also understand that having a BTS
> account for the upstream BTS of each of the 2405 packages I have
> installed on my laptop (not to mention my other machines) is simply not
> practical. I also don't have the benefit of the rapport that a
> maintainer has with upstream and knowledge of upstream practices.
Upstream tend to request users to install latest and greatest versions,
often for source or using other unsafe methods. Not only for package in
question but also for explicit and implicit dependences. Non-technical
follow these broken advices and break their systems. And then complain
that Debian is problematic for them.
I think that forwarding user upstream is acceptable only for deeply
technical users. But but not as a default policy.