Re: The useless "sid" tag
On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 02:52:00PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 08:19:16PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 12:59:29PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 06:40:56PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > > Am I the only one under the impression that the "sid" tag is completely
> > > > useless?
> > > > Unless the testing scripts start to add to all bugs in a packages
> > > > tagged "sid" also a tag "sarge" when a version of this package enters
> > > > testing I don't see much value in the "sid" tag.
> > > Most bugs I've seen tagged "sid" are RC bugs, which means they're
> > > usually fixed before the package propagates to sarge.
> > >...
> > Currently, there are 1293 open bugs tagged sid but not tagged sarge.
> > They include 72 RC bugs, which are 5,57% of all such bugs.
> ... which I guess goes to show how innocuous the misuses of the sid tag
> are, if so many probable mis-tags haven't interfered significantly with
> the legitimate uses of the tag.
Which legitimate uses are you talking about?
I'm too lazy to check all RC bugs, but from 7 Critical bugs tagged sid
but not sarge, in 3 of these cases the same version of the package is in
testing, and for one other bug I doubt whether it's really present only
So at least for the Critical bugs, this tagging is wrong in at about
half of the cases.
> Steve Langasek
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