Re: Bug#500358: Fix found
On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 10:30:38PM +0100, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > SPARC is a traditionally brand
> > architecture. This case
> > affects Ultra 5 and may be several other workstation. So if something
> > doesn't function
> > on one box it doesn't function on a whole generation of boxes. I think this is
> > quite a big part of all Debian SPARC users.
> This still does not qualify for the severity "grave":
> | makes the package in question unusable or mostly so,
> It still runs. And the Sparc machines I use don't show such problems.
Seeing how you're interested in this kind of bureaucratic nitpicking :p
I should point out that "grave" is actually too light a severity for this
bug, and "critical" should be used instead - the kernel upgrade broke the X
server, so it's a critical bug by definition ("makes unrelated software on
the system break"). The part that fit the grave severity was "makes the
package in question mostly unusable", which is what any typical X user would
say in this situation.
In any case this is a pointless exercise, let's just make sure the bug is
fixed and go forward. I hope I'll be verifying the submitted patch on my
Ultra 5 soon.
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