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

On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 04:57:46PM +0100, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2006 at 12:03:28AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > 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
> > repaired.
> But if you read this bug (#307833), you'd see that the maintainer doesn't
> consider it a bug, and has documented why in the README file.
> You could of course disagree about whether it's a bug or not, but in that
> case, you would want to appeal to the tech-ctte, not debian-devel.

There are technical ways to solve the problem (e.g. to depend on 
wget|curl and to detect which one is available at start up). 

If the mainatiner is willing to give more input than 'it is not a bug'
on what behaviour he would accept, we can probably come up with a patch.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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