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Re: Severity level for Binary Independent Packages

On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 09:39:43AM -0400, Bob Hilliard wrote:

>      What is the correct severity for a FTBFS a bug in a binary
> independent package?  I seem to remember the release manager expressing
> the opinion the such a bug is not release critical.

Do I read this correctly:

test -f  Dictionary -a -f debian/rules
cat Dictionary debian/Dictionary.debian|\
/usr/bin/dictfmt -f -u http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/Dictionary.gz\
-s "The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (12 Sep 2002)" foldoc
       800 headwords
8-bit head word "Association Française des Utilisateurs d'Unix"is encountered while "C" locale is used
make: *** [stamp-build] Error 1

that the build process for this package downloads a file via HTTP for use in
the build?  If so, this is a serious problem and should be fixed.  This
means that if the package is rebuilt from source, it is likely to be
inconsistent with the original, and it won't build at all on a system that
isn't connected to the network.

 - mdz

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