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Re: A question about patches for upstream

On Fri, May 02, 2014 at 09:21:15PM +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> Does the Debian guidelines give any hints on who is responsible to
> report a patch upstream? Is it the bug submitters or the Debian package
> maintainers responsibility (in addition to eventually apply them to the
> packages)?

I don't think this is very clear from the guidelines, and I have had mixes
responses from maintainers when reporting upstream bugs, varying from "thanks,
I'll report it upstream for you" to "stop wasting my time, report it upstream

One of the main reasons I use a distribution (Debian) instead of installing
things from upstream is that I have a single point of contact for bug reports,
and don't need to register in several different bug tracking systems.
Providing this service to our users is IMO one of the tasks of a maintainer.
Needless to say, I'm not amused by the "report this upstream" response.  But
the fact that I get it shows that this point of view is not shared by everyone.


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