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Re: Bug#495643: Catalan DDTP issues

On Tue, 19 Aug 2008, Luk Claes wrote:
> Michael Bramer wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 08:57:30AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> >> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 10:28:21AM +0000, Michael Bramer wrote:
> >>
> >>> see bug #495643
> >> Why has this been filed on "general"?
> > 
> > see #388212
> > 
> > The bug is about the i18n debian infrastructure... Don asked for filling
> > this bugs to gerneral (see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=388212#24). 
> > 
> > Did I made a mistake?
> Probably not, though filing bugs against general should not be
> recommended IMHO.

I basically need some way of knowing[0] that it's worth creating a
pseudo package before impacting the namespace; unfortunatly, general
is not really the right place, but it's the best we have now.

> Personally I would rather be able to file bugs againxst 'User's next
> to (pseudo)packages which would probably solve the pseudo packages
> problem in a cleaner way, would make them dynamic as they should be
> IMHO and would not have the disadvantage of namespace issues...

The way I've been thinking about resolving this is to create a misc
pseudopackage which has its own mailing list (or, alternatively, sends
its mails to /dev/null.[1])

Any bug which does not have an appropriate package or existing
pseudopackage can be assigned there, and usertags can be used to
separate out these bugs as desired.

It also means that -devel won't get these messages.

An alternative is to make the general pseudopackage just like this by
switching its mailing list away from -devel, but I think that is
slightly suboptimal.

[I should note that there's nothing stoping people from just assinging
bugs to packages as they see fit without regards to whether they exist
or not... though tbm usually does the hard work of reassigning them.]

Don Armstrong

0: Currently it's ftpmaster, actually, though this really because
they're in the best place to coordinate.
1: This decision would need some coordination with the rest of
listmaster, so.
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