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Re: Release Critical Bugs

On Thu, Apr 20, 2000 at 01:58:14AM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:

> I think that tying this to `Debian policy' in this way would be a
> mistake.  For example, if a package always overwrites the system
> timezone information it's definitely unsuitable for release, but it's
> not in violation of policy.
> How about
>    important
>           any other bug which makes the package unsuitable for
>           release, in the view of the maintainer or the release
>           manager.  Others should not usually submit bugs with
>           `Severity: important'.

Just a couple of questions:

1. Does this means that the regular user (not the RM nor the maintainer of the
package in question) _should_ _not_ of this severity, and does this means that
this severity is only for the use of two people (RM and maintainer)?

AFAIK, this can be acomplished by _both_ of them without filling a bug
report: Just email ftpmasters requesting for the package to be removed. (I
am wrong?)

2. Does this means that the everyday user should only report bugs with
'severity: normal' or 'severity: grave'?

I don't think that's a good ideia, and it will definitely cause all bugs to
be overrated.


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