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Re: you have to tag sid bugs (was: Release-critical Bugreport for July 5, 2002)

On Mon, 8 Jul 2002, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 07, 2002 at 06:23:57PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> > A new bug is filed.  How do you expect us to know what versions of a package
> > have that bug?  Just assuming that the current version installed on the users
> > machine is wrong.
> Sure it is wrong, but it is a good guess. If the version in the bug report
> is a woody version, then it is most likely a woody bug. If the version is a
> sid version, then it might be a sid-only bug. Of course this can only be
> checked by hand and requires work.

And a woody bug is most likely a sid bug.  Only in a very few cases will the
bug have already been fixed on purpose for sid.  Accidental bug fixes will
most likely also cause more bugs.

> > The bug system has no concept of versions.
> Sure it has.

No, it doesn't.  Don't forget who you are talking to.

> > simple stmts that 'we should check all those bugs' be given, and magically
> > start having sid/woody tags applied, shows a lack of understanding on the
> > stater.
> Well.. actually I do have checked _my_ bugs if they apply for woody and they
> dont. If all developers would do that it would be enough. I still wonder why
> we have a 150 bug RC list and nobody is consider them RC anymore. I mean, I
> dont care if they are declared "not release critical", but somebody has to
> do that, officially.

Severity of a bug has nothing to do with it's real RCness.

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