Re: Debian 2.2 Release.
Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> If upstream says true that app is stable, 99% bugs can be detected
> by lintian, apt-get install newapp, try it once, apt-get remove newapp.
Let's look at all open release critical bugs, shall we? I've categorized
them as detectable by your simple testing methods above, or not. If I
had any uncertianty, I assumed your test would get them. I even assumed
your test really means install it and test it on all architectures
Bug number Simple test? Description
#64371 no Hardware-specific problem.
#64500 yes Install problem on ppc
#65515 yes Problem passibg parameters to modules.
#65988 yes Symlink problem breaks install.
#66284 yes PCMCIA support loaded twice.
#65800 yes Architecture-dependant coding error.
#65644 yes Library incompatability.
#65052 no Copyright problem.
#65051 no Lacks libc6 dependancy.
#65454 no Doesn't work with emacs20 version mismatch
#65208 no Incompatability with new emacs
#66267 yes Compile problem on ppc
#66172 no Causes emacs to not load some modules
#66215 yes Doesn't start window manager
#65962 no Locks some hardware
#65967 no Incompatability with X on some systems
#62173 no Copyright problem.
#66114 no Security hole.
#65857 no Session management problem.
#58367 no Locks box sometimes
#54271 maybe Dependancy problem.
#62363 no One driver has a problem under heavy load.
#66222 no Doesn't stop properly on reboot.
#64414 yes Library incompatability.
#66290 yes Not executable.
#66142 no Breaks minicom, efax.
#64762 maybe Dependancy problem.
#65961 no License problems.
#66086 yes Doesn't work with gnuchess.
#66216 yes Doesn't work on alpha.
#66137 no Fails to install in some circumstances.
#65834 no Hardware-specific issue.
#66225 yes Doesn't work after some upgrades.
#51747 no Doesn't handle expired passwords.
#64424 no Wrong path for xauth on ppc.
So your simplistic tests would catch, optimistically, 13 RC bugs, or 37%
(not the "99% bugs" you asserted with no evidence), while 20 RC bugs, or
57%, would not be caught.
Do you really feel like halfing the number of release critical bugs we
fix in the released version of Debian by crippling our testing process
to what you've proposed?
see shy jo, wondering why he's wasting his time on this