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Re: Bug#837723: Removing/Disabling the general psuedo package; refering to debian-user@lists.debian.org

On Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:24:49 -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Sep 2016, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > Should we just disable the general pseudo-package? Is it serving a
> > sufficient useful purpose to warrant the constant (if somewhat slow)
> > stream of misdirected bug reports?
> I personally don't have a problem with disabling it or turning it into
> an auto responder which tells the submitter to communicate with
> debian-user or another mailing list to figure out the appropriate
> package and/or pseudopackage.

Sorry if this has been brought up already. Another option would be to
change the mapping of package:general from debian-devel@ldo to
debian-user@ldo. I guess this has a similar effect (getting help in
triaging the problem) without the unpleasant side effect of an
auto-responder or a message+exit in reportbug.

Anyway, I'd be very happy to see a change here; the "general" bugs on
-devel lead to nothing except frustration on all sides in my


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