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Re: bogus bug reports blocking important packages from entering testing

On Sat, Feb 01, 2003 at 11:19:21AM +0100, Johannes Rohr wrote:
> Hello,
> possibly I should post this to debian-devel rather than to
> debian-gtk-gnome, but, well I'm not a Debian insider and I don't
> want to start a flamewar. Therefore I thought it was a good idea to
> post my remarks to a less frequented list first.
> I recently looked at bug pages for some packages the testing version
> of which is rather outdated, notably mozilla. Mozilla in testing is
> still back to 2:1.0.0.woody.1.0. When I read the bug reports that
> appear to be the blockers, I found that many of them were rather
> unspecific and unreproducible with the latest Mozilla from unstable.
> There were several reports saying that "Mozilla sucks and it crashes
> on http://wwww.foobar.com";. I visited the mentioned pages and found
> that Mozilla 1.2.1 didn't crash at all. Therefore I submitted
> additional comments to the respective bug reports, suggesting to close
> them.
> I find it exeptionally stupid that Mozilla 1.2.1 is kept from entering
> testing because 9 months ago or so Mozilla 1.0 crashed on Joe
> Randomuser's box while he was visiting myfunkyhomepage.com.

You are right in thinking so, and welcome to invesigate those bugs. That
said, the real reason nothing is currently entering testing is the
libc6/gcc issue, which hopefully will be solved soon.


Sven Luther

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