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Re: Right of a maintainer not to respect FHS

On Sat, Apr 09, 2005 at 10:33:58PM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> * Don Armstrong 
> | The maintainer is primarily responsible for the severity levels of the
> | bugs in their package. Basically, the only exception[1] to this are
> | the RMs, who may decide that a bug needs to be above or below the RC
> | threshold.[2]
> Actually, they can say a bug is RC even if it's not a bug of the
> «RC-severities», or the other way around (aka «sarge-ignore»).

We have no particularly convenient mechanism to declare a bug RC except
for raising it to a release-critical severity (and, honestly, what's the
point of the release-critical severities otherwise)? We can block
packages from testing, but it's awkward to do that routinely for single
bugs, and I wouldn't want to encourage that situation.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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