Re: *UNAPPROVED* dpkg nmu
On Sun, 29 Feb 2004 02:05:36 +1000, Anthony Towns <email@example.com> said:
> On Sat, Feb 28, 2004 at 09:29:12AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Right now Sven Luther has a [patch] bug against kernel-package, but
>> I am not comfortable with the change, [..]
> You should consider removing the patch tag then:
> A patch or some other easy procedure for fixing the bug is
> included in the bug logs. If there's a patch, but it
> doesn't resolve the bug adequately or causes some other
> problems, this tag should not be used.
But things are not quite so cut and dried. Sven's patch does
indeed fix the problem, though I believe there is a less complex way
(and the only reason I can say this is because I know kernel-package
better, Sven's patch is a straight-forward approach to solving the
issue). So it does solve the problem, and I can't point to any
problems it causes -- it may make the system more complex than
needed, which in turn may make debugging/development a trifle
harder. Not enough for a removal of the [patch] tag, IMO.
> Not that this is any excuse for not being careful when working out
> what to do in an NMU, though.
Or making a reasonable effort about asking the developer
(except, of course, in case of RC bugs, where we on occasion have
0-day NMU policies in effect).
On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 17:12:56 +0100, Andreas Barth <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> In this case I'd send mail to the bug report explaining so, and
> remove the tag "patch". (On the other hand, during preparation of a
> NMU, I ask the maintainer if there are any issues against a patch
> that's already in the BTS.)
Now that would work. Any email exchange, and I would bring the
issue up, and provide the as yet inchoate ideas I have about the
alternate solution. But I go on business trips, vacations, etc, and
while I may have access to email, a 3 day notice may not be enough to
elicit a response.
Of course, if the bug were release critical, I think that
0-day NMU policies are fine (and I would replace the solved package
with the alternate solution in time); but non-RC NMU's would irritate
me, unless they had an *email exchange*.
The honeymoon is over when he phones to say he'll be late for supper
and she's already left a note that it's in the refrigerator. Bill
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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