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Re: Release-critical Bugreport for March 3, 2000

On Fri, Mar 03, 2000 at 01:59:24PM +0100, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 03, 2000 at 03:15:05AM -0600, BugScan reporter wrote:
> > Bug stamp-out list for Mar  3 03:02 (CST)
> > 
> > Total number of release-critical bugs: 193
> > Number that will disappear after removing packages marked [REMOVE]: 12
> > 
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> > Package: aleph (debian/main)
> > Maintainer: Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
> >   59369  aleph: can't build from source
> I hope you do not still consider that this kind of messages here is a propper
> notification to the maintainer of the package. It is too easy to miss one line
> out of the large list that is shown here.

BZZZT.  All maintainers are expected to read debian-devel-announce.

All maintainers are expected to be cognizant of release-critical bugs in
their packages, especially during a freeze!

You snooze, you lose.  If you don't have time to use your MUA's "message
text search" function to find your name, let alone read the very few
messages that ever get posted to -devel-announce (though the signal/noise
ratio is worse thanks to people like you who spam that list with
inappropriate messages), then perhaps you don't have time to be a package

> on a side note, what is the final desicion on console-apt, will it be
> reintegrated into potato as was promised, or will we have to wait for woody
> for it ?

My impression was that once the Release Manager has removed a package from
frozen due to RC bugs, there is no return.

Again...you snooze, you lose.  Maintain your packages conscientiously or
suffer the consequences.

G. Branden Robinson            |    If you wish to strive for peace of soul,
Debian GNU/Linux               |    then believe; if you wish to be a
branden@ecn.purdue.edu         |    devotee of truth, then inquire.
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