Re: Keymap problems in D-I (was: Re: Bugs in the latest Debian Sid installer)
Am Montag 24 August 2009 02:02:36 schrieb Steve McIntyre:
> Uwe Bugla wrote:
> A totally unnecessary personally abusive email targeted at a valued
> Debian developer. I refuse to dignify the message by quoting any of
> This kind of abusive message has no place within the Debian community,
> and especially not targeted publically at a well-respected Debian
> developer working on his own time to try and solve a problem. I have
> contacted the Debian listmasters about this mail already.
Do whatever you may wish about my mail. I do not mind for one second.
If I do describe accurately a problem dealing with netinst image, and, as a
consequence, I am asked to perform a test with a netboot image (which has
technologically nothing to do with the netinst one - I do not have discless
workstations and I do not have NICs with boot PROMs), this is a gesture that
doesn't even intend to solve the problem itself, but instead tries to play it
down with the proved intention that I give up filing bugs.
This is just one example of Mr. Perriers behaviour far beyond of good and bad
and this is the reason why I lose temper and thus decide not to cooperate with
him any longer....
The other part is: This has become a nearly endless thread, and I am not used
to that kind of rant.
The procedure that I am used to is the following:
a. I as user (administrator) give a precise description of the problem that I
have. Two or three feedback questions come back in some cases asking me to
describe the thing more precisely if I am not good enough doing the
b. But then the time is right to take action as far as the developer's part is
c. Then I can try the new resultt.
d. And so on.......
But nothing of that "taking real action" happened: Except of endless seeming
ranting and systematically playing down my descriptions giving me the
impression that my described bugs ain't no bugs at all I cannot see any
progress or attempt to really solve the described problems.
Instead of that I am expected to reinstall my workstations (with incompatible
disk images additionally - just imagine!) and thus throwing away hours of time
for absolutely nothing. And if I refuse to do that because Mister Perriers
logic at least to me appears more than strange and adventurous, if not to say
completely aside, I am of course accused to be non-cooperative - how
If I just calculate the enormous amount of time I spent on writing the bug
reports with the one and only effect to face a discussion whether the bug I
described is or isn't a bug at all then this output is a real poor one.
That's all for today so far.
I guess there are far better developers than Christian Perrier, not only as
part of the Debian community.
I would prefer to work with them on the described issues.
Happy enlargement of your critical mind!