Re: Bug mass filling
On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 19:51 +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 07:36:27PM +0200, Andreas Barth <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Doesn't policy violation warrant Critical severity?
> > No. Please see the top of http://release.debian.org/etch_rc_policy.txt
> > for which bugs are critical, grave and serious.
> That is irrelevant for the severity of bugs.
> Don't change severities for releasing-in-time purposes. There is
Erm... the release team have been the arbiters of what merits an RC
severity since at least before Sarge was released.
"Certain severities are considered release-critical, meaning the bug
will have an impact on releasing the package with the stable release of
Debian. Currently, these are critical, grave and serious. For complete
and canonical rules on what issues merit these severities, see the list
of Release-Critical Issues for Etch." The top of the latter page reads
"The purpose of this document is to be a correct, complete and canonical
list of issues that merit a "serious" bug under the clause "a severe
violation of Debian policy".
In addition to the issues listed in this document, an issue is release
critical if it:
* in the maintainer's opinion, makes the package unsuitable
(these issues are "serious" severity)
i.e. if it's not in the policy and doesn't meet the above definition,
it's *not* severity serious or higher.
I'd suggest reading
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=277074;msg=72, in which
a current member of owner@bugs (and at the time an RM) confirms that a
member of the ftp-master team was correct in stating the above.