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Trivial bug on apt-file (Was : Re: Development standards for unstable)

On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 02:21:03PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote :
> > ...
> > If a maintainer would not manage to respond to an RC bug for three months
> > the package is obviousely not maintained and should be taken over by
> > somebody else, IMHO.
> I wish something like that applied to all bugs.
> There are packages that have seen little updates for months/years with
> lots of wishlist bugs.

Dear debian developpers,

As suggested on the transient packages.debian.org homepage, I tried to
use apt-file while the site is offline. However, apt-file has a bug in
the definition of its dependancies, which makes it uninstable unless one
manually installs curl before.

Of course, this is trivial, but fixing this bug (251 days old) is
also trivial. Then why complain ? I feel that it gives a bad image of
debian, when it suggests to use a broken tool while another one is being

So if you want a basic user to innocently raise the severity of the bug,
so that a developper could NMU a fixed package, just drop me a mail.

Best regards,

Charles Plessy
Wako, Saitama, Japan

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