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Re: [Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#532856: Bug#532856: closed by Mathieu Parent <math.parent@gmail.com> (Closing " umask settings overridden by Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) clients")

On Mon, Jul 02, 2018 at 09:41:39AM +1200, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > How does that make sense? If the option is called "do X", and fails to
> > do X in some opaque circumstances, how is that not a bug? At the very
> > very least, it needs to be explained somewhere. Last I checked, there
> > was nothing in the smb.conf manual to indicate that any of this would
> > happen. The existence of a chmod extension isn't even mentioned. (As I
> > said before.)
> > 
> > On a more general note, I would recommend triaging user bug reports when you
> > are available to actually try to understand what users are saying. Ignoring
> > information provided and repeating the same question all over again is
> > unhelpful at best.
> Honestly, this really isn't the place.
> While this goes against general Debian practice, these bug reports are
> really not a good place to discuss general issues with Samba.  

It's unreasonable to have a Debian package that doesn't respect the
universally common practices of the Debian bug tracking system.

The Debian social contract doesn't go into that much detail, to explicitly
require keeping bugs open because they exist in practice -- but common sense
and decades of precedent do.

Or is this some new thing that we're now doing, am I that much out of
the loop?

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