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Bug#509732: Bug severity and release-critical status (was: Bug#509732: Debian policy doesn't feature RC bugs)

On Sun, 28 Dec 2008 12:06:15 +0100
Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 04:11:35PM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> > The decision of whether a bug is release-critical or not is for the
> > release managers to make, using the various properties of the bug
> > (including but *not* limited to its severity) as input to that
> > decision. They can, in fact, make that decision apparent in the bug
> > report *without* altering the severity level.
> At the last Extramadura meeting, talking with Dato (Cc-ed) and some
> other fellows, we identified the (potential) need for the Release Team
> to have a sort of "override" file for the severities of bug reports
> and, more generally, of all bug-related information.
> The reason why I'm reporting it here is that such a tool would also
> enable to address needs such as the reported one: wishlist bug report,
> marked with some RC-severity in the override.

It would only if the override facility was available to the users. And
in that case it would suffice to update the severity descriptions so
that a RC could be filed since, IMHO, a bug that is causing a RC bug
should be RC.

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