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Re: Debian bugs belong to the Debian BTS



Am Donnerstag, 23. Oktober 2003 15:08 schrieb Riku Voipio:
> > The bug there is closed and kgpgcertmanager still _always_ crashes. So,
> > it is not obvious if this is a packaging or upstream problem. Maybe you
> > can tell, I cannot.
>
> http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59762
>
> This appears to be the same bug, and for some weird reason this has been
> marked invalid/closed. They seem to suggest that it is a cryptlug bug.

If an app crashes, the app is broken. End of discussion :)
If the app uses a lib that crashes itself, it is also the apps developer 
rsponsibility to solve the problem with the libs' developer and not tell the 
user to do so.

> anyway, kmail encryption features are kinda useless without
> pinentry/gpg-agent in sid...

Agreed, I put some packages for that online that work alright for me in sarge.

> > I would then have to file the bug upstream against kmail? kgpgcertmanager
> > does not even depend on kmail. And now?
>
> I've never used kgpgcertmanager anywhere else than via the kmail menus, so
> the kmail/encryption target would be natural target for me...
> kgpgcertmanager could recommend atleast kmail as there is not much use
> for it without it.

Yes, how to manually start it is not even documented anywhere but probably 
source code :-((
What a valid value for "ModuleName"?
Would it be that for a GUI app to solve such things with a small dialog, 
especially when being a KDE application?
Grade for usability so far: failed.

> > BTW: Is there any way to get the upstream maintainer email address or URL
> > without downloading the source package?
>
> the copyright file or google search... however, most upstream authors do
> not wish to be contacted directly to private email.

Then why releasing the program at all. Either I am interested in it to proper 
work elsewhere, too, or I shouldn't release it.

HS

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