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Re: Bug#378404: installation guide: one more additional proposal



On Saturday 22 July 2006 12:58, Geert Stappers wrote:
> A question like "How much revert work?" could be answered with:
> | * find out the previous version of the file
> | * get time stamp information from that version.
> | * revert the change
> | * apply time stamp information on it
> | * inject the "original version" into the repository
> | * notify all the translators about a to be expected hickup

As I said before, it is not so simplistic.
Unfuzzying as Eddy mentioned is possible, just not very easy. There is 
also avoiding unnecessary daily builds for unfuzzied languages, which is 
something only I can do as I do the daily builds.

> | All of this revert work could have been avoided with:
> |  Why is this easy patch ignored for 36 hours?

It was not ignored, it was just not applied.

> If the lesson was "Do nothing breaks nothing",
> then it was a sad lesson.

No, the lesson was: make sure you no harm by talking to the person who is 
normally responsible _before_ committing random stuff instead of making 
assumptions that turn out false and thus creating extra work for that 
person.

You could have asked: is there a reason this easy patch was not applied, 
either on IRC or private mail by me. You did write a comment on IRC and I 
did see it. Problem is that you did not highlight me _and_ you did not 
wait for an answer.

I have no objection to people helping out, but I much prefer if they do it 
right over creating extra work for others.
I also don't mind cleaning up sometimes if someone makes an honest 
mistake. What I do get a bit pissed about is the same person making 
similar mistakes several times.

You did the same (committing to the manual during a freeze) before [1] and 
the recent uncoordinated upload of quik-installer was similar.


[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2006/04/msg00744.html
r36614 | fjp | 2006-04-22 14:15:53 +0200 (Sat, 22 Apr 2006) | 1 line

Revert commit from stappers
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r36613 | stappers | 2006-04-22 13:24:27 +0200 (Sat, 22 Apr 2006) | 2 lines

added '--initrd' as reported
by Daniel Schellhammer to debian-doc@l.d.o

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