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Bug#858849: installation-reports: Successful Jessie installation with backported kernel 4.9.16-1+reiser4.0.1 on i915 system AMD64


On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:27:42AM -0700, Jose R R wrote:
>On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 8:48 AM, Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> wrote:
>> Jose R R <jose@metztli-it.com> (2017-03-29):
>>> "We also encourage installation reports to be sent even if the
>>> installation is successful, so that we can get as much information as
>>> possible on the largest number of hardware configurations." <
>>> https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch05s04.html.en#submit-bug
>>> >
>> Sure, with official images.
>>> If you are still 'bothered' with my sporadic submissions, I encourage
>>> you to modify the documentation to specifically exclude the glaring
>>> omission.
>> I could be adding a specific “we don't need reiser4-specific reports”
>Please do add that phrase; thus removing any ambiguities and cover the
>glaring omission in the Debian documentation.

It's hardly a "glaring omission" that we don't list *explicitly*:

 * we don't want reiser4-specific reports
 * we don't want Ubuntu installation reports
 * we don't want installation reports about other modified images

You're reading the "Installation Guide for Debian", not the
"Installation Guide for every unofficial user-modified version of
Debian". The docs are meant to describe how to install Debian using
Debian's installer - is that not obvious?

>That clarification will prevent other individuals -- who have
>downloaded the netboot installer from SourceForge -- from potentially
>reporting via the debian mechanism -- once the installation completes.
>Additionally, appending “we don't need reiser4-specific reports” will
>be a welcome *explicit* change in policy from other FOSS projects,
>like GNU Parted, where the unspoken censorship on reiser4 bites anyone
>who submits patches in support of the
>'Batman Machine': Reiser4
>< https://metztli.it/readOnlyEphemeral/Batman_Machine-Reiser4.pdf >

I understand that you're working on reiser4 stuff and you'd like to
publicise it - that's cool and I hope it's working well for you! But
spamming us here is *not* helping. OK?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"When C++ is your hammer, everything looks like a thumb." -- Steven M. Haflich

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