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Re: Bug#701081: debian-policy: mandate an encoding for filenames in binary packages

Le Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 01:32:50PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst a écrit :
> The fact that we don't have a solution (yet) doesn't mean we don't want
> a solution, nor does it mean we should give up. "wontfix" is for things
> that the maintainer disagrees is a problem; surely you don't think that
> is the right attitude here.
> While I can understand your desire to limit the number of open requests
> to the policy group, and even share it to some extent, I don't think you
> should close bugs just because immediate discussion doesn't find a solution.

Hi Wouter,

the problem with this bug (#701081) is that we do not even have an agreement on
what the problem is.  And without a problem, it is hard to find a solution. 

What frustrates me in this discussion is that it is too theoretical and not
focused on the current practice, whether we should document it or not, whether
we should change it or not (if we can), and whether people are satisfied with
one of the proposed outcome, or with a status quo.

I think that it is fair to the reporter to acknowledge that we are failing to
address his issue.

I will close this bug next week unless somebody refuses clearly.  And in that
case, I would like to read in the same message his or her thoughts on how to
solve this bug.

Have a nice week-end,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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