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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, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> 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.

If a bug is RC, the RMs have the authority to make it Severity:
serious. If it's not, the RMs can make it important. [If it's not RC
just for this release, the -ignore tag can be used.]

Any other decision about severities is the domain of the maintainer.
[The one exception to the above is that a maintainer can decide that a
package is not fit for release; they can't do the converse.]

Don Armstrong

Build a fire for a man, an he'll be warm for a day.  Set a man on   
fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
 -- Jules Bean

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