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Re: Bug#673040: [adept] Short descriptions displayed instead of extended descriptions



On Tue, 15 May 2012 14:34:44 -0400
Filipus Klutiero <chealer@gmail.com> wrote:

> severity 673040 serious

Don't do severity ping-pong. adept is orphaned, so I lowered the
severity as part of the QA team. You, as submitter, must provide
justification for the severity.

Anyone else on the QA team agree on this severity?

> adept is a package manager, displaying wrong descriptions makes it unfit 
> for release.

Not true - it is a bug but as long as adept can install packages from
the package names and get the dependencies right, upgrade packages and
remove packages, it is basically functional.
 
> For reference, see #657557

That's for the www.d.o website, not a package! Completely inapplicable.

Justification should reference Debian Policy, as advised by reportbug
itself.

adept is not unusable without extended descriptions, it is a bit harder
to use but that is NOT a justification for a release critical bug,
it's just a bug.

Just what do you expect to happen by making adept have an RC bug when
it is orphaned? Do you want to have it removed from Debian completely?
Orphaned bugs rarely receive bug fixes, more likely that someone will
seek to remove the package. adept has already missed the Squeeze
release by being removed before that release. If it's going to miss
Wheezy as well, it probably is worth removing from Debian entirely.

Severity does NOTHING to influence how quickly a bug is fixed,
especially with an orphaned package.

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Neil Williams
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