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Re: Bug in frozen package - aim at backports/volatile?

Hi Stefan,

On Mittwoch, 6. Oktober 2010, Stefan Ott wrote:
> I have a small question: I'm aware that Debian is currently frozen,
> thus no new features can be added to squeeze. However, I maintain a
> package [1] (I'm also the upstream maintainer) which has an annoying
> but non-critical bug. The package is a parser for TV show episode
> information and one of the sources recently changed some minor detail
> in their data which messes up my tool's output.

So this makes it an important bug ("a bug which has a major effect on the 
usability of a package, without rendering it completely unusable to 
everyone") which even qualifies for an update in stable (*). So if the patch 
is small and straightforward, getting it into testing via unstable, should be 
fine too. (Obviously the release team might decide they really want to 
concentrate on rc-bugs only atm and fix this bug later, once stable is 


(*) according to the rules which are in effect for lenny now. Dunno how 
squeeze will be:-)

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