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Re: em8300 REMOVED from testing

Nicolas Boullis <nboullis@debian.org> writes:
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 04:39:13PM -0700, Debian testing watch wrote:
>> FYI: The status of the em8300 source package
>> in Debian's testing distribution has changed.
>>   Previous version: 0.16.3-1
>>   Current version:  (not in testing)
>>   Hint: <http://ftp-master.debian.org/testing/hints/he>
>>     Bug #452985: em8300: Fails to install
> I feel slightly puzzled by this package removal. OK, there is a bug 
> filed against the package, with severity serious. But the bug is tagged 
> "unreproducible", and the submitter did not reply to my last questions. 
> Is there anything I should have done to prevent the removal? Closing the 
> bug for lack of information does not look right to me. Would tagging the 
> bug "moreinfo" have helpped? Or should I have downgraded its severity 
> for lack of information?

Yes. If you can't reproduce the bug (and believe no users have the
problem), you shouldn't leave the bug on an rc severity.

BOFH #406:
Bad cafeteria food landed all the sysadmins in the hospital.

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