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Re: fixes for rc bugs #286768, #299157, #257619

On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 01:50:06AM +0300, Lior Kaplan wrote:
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> Hi All,
> As part of my NM process I was asked to fix some RC bugs.
> I submitted patches to these bugs:
> #286768: autorespond: Wrong exit code causes lost email.
> #299157: aspseek-libmysqldb must be rebuilt against libmysqlclient12
> #257619: pvpgn: daemon still runs after removing the package (orphaned
> package)
> Hope you can help with NMUing them. The first two have source packages
> ready at mentors.debian.net (see the bug reports for more info).

While your bugfixing efforts are appreciated, I do actually think it
might not be such a good idea to actually NMU those packages just for
the sake of fixing RC bugs. Those bugs are all quite long-standing, and
so far, apparantly nobody has cared about them. And except autorespond
which is in woody, those packages are not in woody, sarge or etch at the

I think that rather than having this type of long-standing RC bugs fixed
by people not genuinly interested *in that particular package* per se,
but only fixing them because of it's fixing RC bugs, is bad. Why?
Because apparantly nobody really cares about those packages, and then
they are better off being removed, rather than only the most important
bugs fixed by bypassers, and for the rest the package left in an sad

Just my two cents...

Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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