Bug#509732: Debian policy doesn't feature RC bugs
> This makes it impossible to report a bug with RC severity in
> the Bug Tracking System that permits RC bugs to remain in Debian when
> the report is closed incorrectly and nobody notices before it is
> archived (please see bug #227941.) Since the problem is only specific
> to that bug, it would suffice to raise severity of #227941 to serious.
> The current description of severities contained in doc-base (in
> bug-maint-info.txt) lists RC bugs as critical, grave and serious, but
> nothing in the policy qualifies #227941 as serious (there's no
> directive that makes it a policy violation) and the bug isn't grave or
> critical according to that description.
I wrote the text above before reading Sven's message. The text of
bug-maint-info.txt in stable (etch) does not feature the unarchive
command yet since it was added after the doc-base package was frozen or
nobody cared to update it before. Please, let it be:
This makes it impossible to report a bug with RC severity in the Bug
Tracking System that permits RC bugs to remain in the next releases of
Debian when the report is closed incorrectly and nobody notices before
they are out.