Re: Bug#88588: libpam-modules: pam-limits.so is broken
>>>>> "Joey" == Joey Hess <email@example.com> writes:
Joey> Of course all of the above makes the flawed assumption that
Joey> users cannot contribute additional details or reports of a
Joey> bug to the *same* bug report. And in fact that is a thing we
Joey> encourage users to do, via reportbug and other tools. It has
Joey> all the benefits of filing duplicate bugs, and none of the
Joey> administrative disadvantages.
If users do not file duplicate bug reports, then the maintainer has no
way (other then guessing) how many people the bug affects.
He/she could assume: it doesn't affect me, only one user has
complained, so it probably doesn't affect the majority of users
either. Hence I can treat this bug as a low priority.
Meanwhile lots of users could be complaining - why doesn't this work?
Oh, a bug report has already been filled, so I shouldn't file another
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>