Bug#509732: Kalle's message #68
On Fri, 26 Dec 2008, José Luis González wrote:
> If you still don't understand, imagine that a text is mistakenly
> introduced in the Policy and it causes a RC bug. How should this bug
> about the Policy be reported? According to the Policy Manual:
It should be filed against debian-policy with the appropriate
> If the error is reported to the list it can remain and the package
> with the erroneous policy be released if it is included in the
> package and the Policy isn't amended before.
That assumes that the people reading the list won't file the
appropriate bug on the appropriate package. I never known that not to
be the case.
> If the error is reported to the Bug Tracking System we are in a
> similar case as with the mailing list. Only if a mantainer raises
> severity of the debian-policy *package* to serious would the bug be
> considered as RC.
If the bug is actually RC, someone has to recognize it as such and
raise the severity. This isn't a serious problem for packages such as
-policy which are watched by loads of people, and if a package isn't
watched by people who know, then the bug probably isn't going to
seriously affect the release anyway.
Show me your flowcharts and conceal your tables, and I shall continue
to be mystified. Show me your tables, and I won't usually need your
flowcharts; they'll be obvious.
-- Fredrick P. Brooks Jr., The Mythical Man Month