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Re: Bug#88588: libpam-modules: pam-limits.so is broken

On Monday 05 March 2001 23:22, John Galt wrote:
> Ummm, no they don't.  To be precise, there is information on the BTS
> webpage on how to get the information, yet there is nothing there that
> implies you must do it.

Logic suggests that it is a good idea to do so if possible though.

> http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting
> Logically, if it's been reported 10 times within 24 hours, it means that
> 100 or so people found their system unsuitable (I've found that only about
> 10% of the people who find bugs report them, precisely because of abuse
> like this)  within the same amount of time, and hundreds more will do so
> before your fix gets out of incoming.  That you'd release a broken package
> is one thing, but the fact that you responded abusively and publicly to a
> bug report sickens me.  Is this the type of person that should be DPL?

I think you're over-reacting here.  It's impossible to have software work 
correctly the first time, which is why we have unstable and testing!  I 
wouldn't describe his reaction as abusive, "impatient" is more appropriate.

But I would have preferred it if he had entered a new message to discuss this 
rather than having this discussion involve me.

Russell Coker

> On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Ben Collins wrote:
> >On Mon, Mar 05, 2001 at 12:35:37PM +0100, russell@coker.com.au wrote:
> >> Package: libpam-modules
> >> Version: 0.72-15
> >> Severity: critical
> >>
> >> After installing the latest pam modules cron and ssh can't operate
> >> properly. It seems that the pam-limits.so module decides to not allow
> >> the operations but does not log the reasons anywhere.
> >> I see the following in my cron logs:
> >
> >People really need to start checking the BTS before filing new bugs.
> >This bug has been reported ATLEAST 10 times over the past 24 hours.
> >0.72-16 is already in incoming[1] and can be downloaded to fix the
> >problem.
> >
> >Ben
> >
> >[1] http://incoming.debian.org/

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