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Re: Amusing bugreport

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> This one should get a price for amusing bugreport: it is a bugreport
> asking for bugs to be fixed :)
> [snip] 
> Package: dpkg
> Version:
> Priority: wishlist
> There are too many bug reports about dpkg. Since dpkg is the 'core' of
> Debian, the list of its bugs should be revised and cleaned, because a system
> that has its 'core' with so many bugs must be very buggy :) .
> Many of them are very old, and probably are already fixed, so someone must
> recheck all of them, to clean the database.
> [snip]

 Amusing, yes.  But also something we should take seriously.
 I recently thought I had found a bug in dpkg, and went to see if the bug
 report had already been filed.  I gave up in despair after seeing the
 multitude of bugs and thinking of the prospect of trying to decipher
 each one to see if it applied to my situation.

 Luckily, my bug turned out to be TPEBTKAC*, but the number of bugs on dpkg
 is very discouraging.


 *TPEBTKAC - The Problem Exists Between The Keyboard and Chair.

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