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Re: Bug#251561: Read error when configuring timezone

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 01:12:20PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> This is definitely a new one.  Looks like glibc breakage to me.  But
> if tzconfig works later on, it might be a more subtle problem.
> Definitely worth taking a closer look.
> On the rant issue, I don't think there is anything special about
> cross-hurd wrt to bug reports.  The bug cropped up using crosshurd,
> probably because it is the first thing in a new hurd install that
> makes the bug pop up.  In any case, reporting it as a bug to crosshurd
> sounds appropriate to me, if only to make it apparent that crosshurd
> doesn't work until this problem is fixed.  Of course this doesn't look
> like a problem you can address in crosshurd, so the appropriate
> reaction for you as the maintainer is to reassign the bug to, well,
> the hurd package (as a general place holder for hurd specific bugs of
> unknown origin - we can reassign it to glibc if we think it is a glibc
> issue, etc).

The BTS tracks bugs per-package. When bugs are known or at least suspected
to be in a particular package, they're assigned in it. I don't find it
suitable to use particular packages as general place-holders. In this
situations we normaly use virtual BTS entries (e.g., general, wnpp, etc).

If what we actualy need is a BTS entry for the system in general (e.g., gnu),
this should be requested to the BTS admins (by using the BTS, of course).
Using the "general" virtual package.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T., Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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