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Re: Bindv6only once again

On Sunday 13 June 2010, Sune Vuorela wrote:
> On 2010-06-13, Vincent Bernat <bernat@debian.org> wrote:
> > It is difficult  to understand why we should wait  freeze time to change
> > anything.  Some people (including me) may be afraid that the 
problem may
> > not be corrected because of  the freeze. Moreover, in the meantime, 
> > applications don't  work with  IPv6 for people  that are unaware  of the
> > possibility to modify the sysctl.
> You are taking the wrong approach to things. We should see if it is
> still a major problem at freeze time, or if we have managed to fix all
> the buggy software before freeze.
> The fix is not to revert the changes, but to fix the software that this
> change exposes bugs in.
> /Sune
Except that some of the software that will have problems with is non-free
software (or worse) and none of that (by definiton) is part of the RC bug
process that controls releases.  While that software is not the part of
Debian, many users of Debian use such software on Debian platforms.


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