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Re: Bug#219582: ITP: linux -- Linux 2.4 kernel

On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 01:35:29PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> >
> >I'm so scared. wchan won't be displayable!
> What were you saying about sarcasm? The fact remains that it's a bug,

You're going outside the scope of the question. Someone argued the way
System.map is upgraded is a dessign problem, but it's just a bug.

> and it's a bug that you should already have thought of.

I don't see why. I have a bunch of resources to find a solution for this
trivial bug.

> Put simply, if
> this is the level of research you've done, I don't think you're suitable
> for packaging something as important as the kernel.

I'm not suitable because my package has a trivial bug? Sorry, but you're
not entitled to put my skills in question.

> >I don't see why should I address that. But don't worry, if it turns out
> >there's a reason to, I'm pretty capable of solving it.
> Because it's a bug, and if you're going to maintain your packages then
> you need to address bugs.

Is getting wchan displayable a reason to solve the System.map issue? If it
is, I'll solve it. But I haven't seen anyone explaining what is wchan useful
for at all. It give me the impression that you are just using bugs as an
excuse for trolling me, but when it comes to actualy discuss them all you have
to say is I'm incompetent.

> >You're mixing trivial maintainer issues with this ITP. It's very pity of you
> >if you're doing it on purpose.
> No, I'm saying that you're proposing to package a major piece of
> infrastructure and give it a name that may attract users into installing
> it, and the amount of thought and consideration that you seem to have
> put in is insufficiently large for me to consider that it'll do anything
> other than convince people that Debian kernel packagers are on crack.
> Which would, again, be bad.

My amount of thought and consideration will apply when I get bug reports
through the BTS. Untill that happens, I refuse to use the ITP log as your
particular BTS for flaming me. Specialy if all the bugs you can came up
with are ridiculous ones with trivial fix.

Which brings back the question on wether you're looking for bugs on purpose
just for the sake of trolling.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T, Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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