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Re: A question about patches for upstream

previously on this list Bas Wijnen contributed:

> Which means that if the maintainer is unable to do that, the response "please
> forward this upstream" should be interpreted (and perhaps more clearly written)
> as "sorry I don't have time, this is how you can try to make things happen
> yourself".

Perhaps at the same time the minimum could be a debian dev anonymous
email address that is used to simply send a link to the bug report to
the upstream mailing list if they have one. It is not always easy for
a user to find the right place/list/having to register possibly
a second time etc..


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

In Other Words - Don't design like polkit or systemd

I have no idea why RTFM is used so aggressively on LINUX mailing lists
because whilst 'apropos' is traditionally the most powerful command on
Unix-like systems it's 'modern' replacement 'apropos' on Linux is a tool
to help psychopaths learn to control their anger.

(Kevin Chadwick)


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