Re: Bug#417622: NTFS-3g way too old, can cause data corrumption in rare conditions
On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 10:56:31PM +0200, Adam Cécile (Le_Vert) wrote:
> Steve Langasek a écrit :
> > On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 10:41:39PM +0200, Adam Cécile (Le_Vert) wrote:
> >> Contact debian-release if you have some serious reason to request
> >> ntfs-3g 1.0.0. inclusion into etch.
> > From my POV, the question is not whether ntfs-3g 1.0.0 should be included in
> > etch (it won't be), but whether the risk of this data loss is significant
> > enough that we should consider dropping ntfs-3g from etch altogether for the
> > sake of our users' data. Since ntfs-3g didn't ship with any previous
> > release, and has no reverse-dependencies in etch, it doesn't seem
> > unreasonable to drop it from the release, and that seems to be in keeping
> > with our policy of treating data loss bugs with the highest severity?
> Hi vorlon,
> I'm using ntfs-3g for ages, my corporate does too.
> Well, in fact, thousand of people uses ntfs-3g every days and nobody
> ever reported data corruption.
So the submitter's report was made up? Just because no one has reported
data loss to *you* doesn't mean that we should ignore upstream reports of
data loss with this version, does it?
> As the software was still in experimental state when I packaged it, I
> added a debconf screen to warns users,
I don't consider debconf advisories an acceptable workaround for a
release-critical bug, if that's what this is.
> however I thinks it's stupid to drop such a famous and usefull package
> (consider nobody reported a real bug on ntfs-3g since it's into the
Heh, I don't know about it being "famous", but the first time a user running
it in stable finds that it's destroyed his data, it definitely will be
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