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Severity wars are not acceptable

It appears that I need to underline again who is reponsible for
setting the severity of bugs (and indeed, any control@ modifiable

If you are not the maintainer, nor a release manager, you do not have
the authority to override the severity that a maintainer has assigned
a bug. If you are fighting with the maintainer's jugement by use of
control, you are *always* in the wrong. Continuing to do so will
result in owner@bugs.debian.org restricting your use of control.

If you believe the maintainer has chosen the wrong severity, you have
one remedy: convince a release manager (or tech ctte) that the proper
severity is (or is not) RC. The release manager (or tech ctte) can
then set the severity to a severity which is (or is not) RC. [The
maintainer can still adjust the absolutely severity after such a
point, so long as it remains RC (or not RC).]

At the point at which you and the maintainer disagree, you will note
that none of the further steps involve you altering the severity of a

Don Armstrong

Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
 -- Robert Heinlein _Time Enough For Love_ p251

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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