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Re: Quality advice : split `hwclock' from util-linux ?

Le Thu, Feb 03, 2000 at 08:07:37PM +0100, Thierry Laronde écrivait:
> Hello,


> I have made a bit of cleaning in the BTS about the bugs open against
> util-linux.

With Vincent benediction ? Anyway if what you did is right then nobody
will complain. :)

> The problem is that 15 (>25%) bugs are against `hwclock' alone. The most 
> obvious lack is about documentation (we've been discuting this in the 
> `Scary bugs' thread).
> What is the Debian-QA advice about this ? IMHO, it would be more easy to
> handle a small package, and to work hard on the documentation, than keeping
> a lot of very useful and used utilities merged, increasing the bugs against
> one package, and making hard for the maintainer to have a synthetic view of 
> the problem, when a lot of problems reported are not software problems, but
> "user's" problems because of a missing documentation.

No, the good solution is to provide a patch to the upstream maintainer
in order to include better documentation in the upstream source, this will
increase the quality for everybody not only Debian. For debian specific
documentation I guess that Vincent welcomes patches ...

Raphaël Hertzog >> 0C4CABF1 >> http://tux.u-strasbg.fr/~raphael/
<pub> CD Debian : http://tux.u-strasbg.fr/~raphael/debian/#cd </pub>

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