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Re: Thwarting Policy via BTS

Let me also just ask you this simple question:

  Where in any official Debian policy, packaging, or developer's guide
  do you find the rule or guideline that permits you to do what you
  have done?

In fact, as I pointed out before, the rules explicitly prohibit what
you have done.

Thomas Quinot <thomas@cuivre.fr.eu.org> writes:

> Le 1999-11-04, John Goerzen écrivait :
> John,
> > later you uploaded a NMU, without ever giving me a chance to confirm
> > that the problem existed, that your suggested fix is solves the
> > problem, and that said fix does not cause bugs elsewhere.  You also
> You can rest assured that I had confirmed the existence of the problem
> before even posting the bug to the BTS. After applying the proposed
> fix to my local package, I did some testing, and also checked the upstream
> archive, which has had the very same fix for the very same bug for
> two weeks.
> > did not do much testing as I do for each release, as the program build
> > and upload plus requisite testing to make sure it works could not
> > possibly have been done in 24 minutes.
> This is not the way I proceeded. I do not usually post a bug to the
> BTS unless I have done at least some assessment of the bug. In this
> case, I went through all the process of finding out the cause of the
> problem, devising a solution and testing it before submitting the
> bug to the BTS (which is the reason why the report came with a working
> patch). As you rightfully observe, this process has taken far more than
> 24 minutes.
> > Furthermore, this bug was not by any stretch of the imagination grave.
> I am afraid I have to disagree here. I consider that a mailing list
> management system where one cannot administer a list is unuseable or
> mostly so. Several mailing lists are hosted at my site where email
> is the only medium people use for list administration. Most list
> administrators here are not even allowed to log in to the machine
> that runs listar.
> In this situation, which I suppose is common, being unable to administer
> mailing lists through email with the 'admin' command therefore makes
> the package 'unuseable or mostly so'.
> I am sorry if you consider this NMU as inappropriate. I hope this
> mail will address at least part of your concerns.
> Thank you for writing,
> Thomas.
> -- 
>     Thomas.Quinot@Cuivre.FR.EU.ORG

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