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Re: xorg-server FTBFS

Gosh, I hate these kind of discussions!

The time and efforts you already spent on this probably even surpass the ressources required to fix the actual bug.

Let.us.just.fix.the.code. Dang!

> On Feb 4, 2016, at 10:41 PM, Thorsten Glaser <tg@mirbsd.de> wrote:
> Finn Thain dixit:
>> On Wed, 3 Feb 2016, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>>>>>>>>> [package maintainers] don't care about dpo
>>> [...]
>>> Multiply this by the amount of packages I deal with, because almost no
>>> two use the same bugtracker.
>>> [...]
>>> DevRef clearly says that this *is* the package maintainer's job.
> This specific quoting brings two things together which don’t.
>> What does DevRef etc say about dpo?
> dpo is not Debian, although it’s general policy (not Policy though)
> to support it best-effort. As such, DevRef is silent on it AFAIK.
> However, this paragraph is pretty clear:
> ┌──┤ 3.1.4. Coordination with upstream developers ├───────────────────┐
> │                                                                     │
> │   A big part of your job as Debian maintainer will be to stay in    │
> │   contact with the upstream developers. Debian users will sometimes │
> │   report bugs that are not specific to Debian to our bug tracking   │
> │   system. You have to forward these bug reports to the upstream     │
> │   developers so that they can be fixed in a future upstream         │
> │   release.                                                          │
> │                                                                     │
> └─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
> This means that Debian maintainers even *have to* forward bugs to
> upstream which a Debian user reported against the Debian package
> even if the bug occurs on, say, Raspian or possibly even SuSE.
> (Rationale is probably that such bugs often do affect Debian too.
> In the case of dpo, this can become tau if a port is promoted,
> like s390x was.)
> bye,
> //mirabilos
> -- 
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