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Re: handling bugs of udev

* Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> [2004-12-20 16:52]:
> Nico Golde <nico@ngolde.de> schrieb:
> > i have a prpoblem with the maintainer of udev marco d'itri because of
> > this bug:
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=286257
> > what i get from marco was an rtfm.
> > but i think the question is, is it ok to close a bug (here the not
> > working cdrom drive) only because it is documentated in the
> > readme.debian?
> I am not sure, since "cdrom" is not mentioned in udev's
> README.Debian. But you seem to agree with Marco that it is documented
> there, so I assume that you have ide-cd and this is why your cdrom does
> not work. 

what about people who havent got the module ide-cd? should
they build a new kernel?

> In this case I would say that Marco is right. Installing any package
> that has to do with modules and/or kernel features always means that the
> user has to check the documentation and look whether everything is going
> to work in his or her setup.

in my opinion the bug is that it should work.

> He then has the option of not using the
> package, or changing the local configuration. It seems to me from udev's
> README.Debian that there is a simple way to change your local
> configuration. On the other hand, I see no easy way to automate this
> during package installation (do you?).

no sorry. but i think the behavior of marco is worse for the
debian project. what should people think who are new to
debian and send a bug report and they will get an rtfm?
regards nico
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