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Bug#509732: closed by Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> (Re: Bug#509732: Kalle's message #68)

On Sun, 28 Dec 2008, José Luis González wrote:
> The bug is about the Manual, not the policy package. The
> debian-policy package wouldn't "[make] unrelated software on the
> system (or the whole system) break," only the Manual. If the
> erroneous Manual was not yet in the package that severity wouldn't
> apply to the package. If it was, the severity would apply to the
> Document in the package. The former isn't "falling afoul of", the
> latter could.

I have no clue what you're talking about here, then. This hypothetical
case makes no sense.

If it breaks other packages, it's an RC bug. If the bug is in
debian-policy, but doesn't actually break other packages, then it's
(probably) not an RC bug. People are watching -policy and can make the
> May I know if bugs under debian-policy are sent to the list? If they
> are not automatically it is still possible that it won't get into
> the list and won't have its severity properly set.

They are automatically sent.
> Please, do not close bugs just because you don't want to deal with
> them.

I closed this bug with that message because:

1) The problem that I could understand was entirely hypothetical

2) The failure class that you presented is already covered

Thus, the problem has already been dealt with.

Don Armstrong

Sentenced to two years hard labor (for sodomy), Oscar Wilde stood
handcuffed in driving rain waiting for transport to prison.  "If this
is the way Queen Victoria treats her prisoners," he remarked, "she
doesn't deserve to have any."

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