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Re: Bug mass filling

On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 09:28:54 +1000, Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> said: 

> On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 03:40:28PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> Gee. Don't we already have something very like this?

>> These classifications are roughly equivalent to the bug severities
>> _serious_ (for _must_ or _required_ directive violations), _minor_,
>> _normal_ or _important_ (for _should_ or _recommended_ directive
>> violations) and _wishlist_ (for _optional_ items).  [2]

> Those classifications haven't been monitored or updated, so no, we
> don't.

        Yes, we do. You seem to be conflating the severity and RC-ness
 of a bug --  bugs have severities, and the release team decides which
 bugs are RC or not.

> IIRC that changed pretty soon after woody's release, with the
> creation of a specific list of RC criteria maintained by the release
> team. The woody policy addenda [0], for instance, said:

> 	Bashisms generally aren't release-critical, even when they're
> 	in scripts marked #!/bin/sh. They may be release-critical if
> 	their breakage causes other problems that are release-critical
> 	if they ever happen.

> In contrast, policy still states:

>      Thus, shell scripts specifying `/bin/sh' as interpreter should
>      only use POSIX features.  If a script requires non-POSIX
>      features from the shell interpreter, the appropriate shell must
>      be specified in the first line of the script (e.g.,
>      `#!/bin/bash')

> Is a bashism in a /bin/sh script a normal bug ("should only use
> POSIX features"), or a RC bug ("the appropriate shell bust be
> specified")? It's much easier to work out by just looking at the
> rc_policy text file maintained by the RM team [1].

        Neither. It is a non RC serious bug.

Quod erat demonstrandum. [Thus it is proven.  For those who wondered
WTF QED means.]
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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