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Re: Release-critical bug in python-pysqlite2

Hi Joel,

On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 08:36:38PM +0100, Joel Rosdahl wrote:
> python-pysqlite2 has a symbol collision with the Apache module
> mod_cache. This makes an Apache process that loads both mod_cache and
> mod_python crash when mod_python loads pysqlite2. This sounds
> release-critical to me.

> The bug number is 407165. See
> <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=407165>.

> Question 1: Should this bug have severity "critical" (since it "makes
> unrelated software on the system (or the whole system) break")? (And
> if not, what is an appropriate level?)

When someone couples two packages by loading them into the same process,
they're not "unrelated" anymore AFAICS.

> The bug report has an attached patch that fixes the crash problem.
> However, there also exists a new upstream release containing the bug
> fix as well as other bug fixes that would be nice to have in etch. See
> <http://initd.org/tracker/pysqlite/wiki/2.3.3_Changelog>.

> Question 2: Is it okay to upload the new upstream release with more
> bug fixes to unstable for inclusion in testing or should I just patch
> the old 2.3.2 release?

If you expect this bugfix to be included in etch, please upload just the
patch against 2.3.2.

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