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Bug#509732: Debian policy doesn't feature RC bugs

On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 17:13:54 +0200
Kalle Kivimaa <killer@debian.org> wrote:

> José Luis González <jlgonzal@ya.com> writes:
> Why on earth would #227941 be anything but a wishlist? It is very easy
> to reopen an archived bug, all you need to do is unarchive it first.

It is indeed a wishlist. Please, see my message afterwards.

> For your main point, I don't think BTS is a release system, so bugs
> filed against it won't be RC, no matter what their BTS severity
> happens to be - just like bugs filed against the ftp.debian.org
> pseudopackage won't affect the release. I also don't think BTS is
> something that should be described in the Policy Manual.

If a problem is RC, it should be marked as RC. If the BTS manages
pseudopackages, a bug in a pseudopackage that is RC should be marked as
RC in the BTS. The only way to do this (for pseudopackages) is
featuring RC bugs in the Debian Policy. If you don't think the BTS
should be described in the manual then you would have to think on how
to describe the directive that would allow filing RC bugs for
pseudopackages to be added to the Debian Policy without describing the
BTS in the manual.

> Anyway, this bug is definitely not "general", it is debian-policy.
> Please change it.

I am sorry but debian-policy isn't featured in

If the right place to file bugs against the Policy is the debian-policy
package I will reassign it. In any case this should be explained in the web site. In http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting it is said:

"If you are unable to determine which package your bug report should be filed against, please send e-mail to the Debian user mailing list asking for advice."

"If your problem doesn't relate just to one package but some general Debian service, there are several pseudo-packages or even mailing lists that you can use to relay your message to us instead."

Another bug should be filed on www.debian.org for this.

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