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Re: Bug#81397: [authorization] fails silently for normal users, cannot start server

On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 04:32:23AM +0200, Eray Ozkural (exa) wrote:
> Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > Fortunately, Eray, we're not all here for your amusement.
> I'm not addressing you Hamish. In all of our exchanges, there have
> always been a dose of respect.

If outside comment is unwelcome, why post on debian-devel?

> When a person is arrogant but a genius otherwise, you can overlook
> his ignorance of social norms from time to time. But this person
> is not that talented. And he is one of the most arrogant and irresponsible
> young computer-oriented persons I have ever encountered. His actions
> are simply not tolerable.

I'm sure you can appreciate that the maintainer of a complex set of
packages like XFree86 will get asked a lot of questions about
configuration. I think anyone would get frustrated at being asked
the same user-level questions over and over again about a package
in unstable, quite reasonably if the answers are obtainable elsewhere.

It's reasonable to experience some problems when running unstable -- 
as the name suggests. Anyone using it should expect to be able to
fix problems like these themselves, or know where to look for answers.

To make things worse, the whole thing has been on debian-devel
where it does not belong. If there is really a bug, it belongs
in the BTS and related lists only.

I don't think you know Branden well enough to say if he is talented
or not. I don't. If you have worked on the XFree86 packages with
him you might be in a position to comment.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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