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Re: Bug reporting proceedure, was Re: Bug#24066: libc6: rsh segfaults as , a result of new libc 2.0.7r2

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.
                -- M.C. Escher

On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Raul Miller wrote:

> Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
> > > Well, I disagree with this point of view. Yes, Debian wishes to support
> > > newcomers to Linux. That is why we have debian-user. We have a
> > > responsibility to those new users to "train" them to be "free" users.
> > > They can only do that if they become familiar with the ins and outs of the
> > > "Debian Way".
> John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> wrote:
> > But by actually submitting a bug report in the first place, they're
> > already helping.  The maintainer can either fix it or open a dialogue
> > up with the submitter if more information is needed.
> Slow down folks.  [Er... except on getting hamm released.]
> Dale is talking from the viewpoint of being libc maintainer.  John
> is talking about the application view of the system.

Just from the point of view of a typical user, eg, me....
just doing a quick scan of the debian-user archives doesn't
take all that long.  They're very up-to-date, usually just a
day or so behind.  Browsing the archives with navigator presents
a nice threaded layout, easily scanned in a few minutes.
Besides, you might actually learn something in spite of yourself.
And if you find an answer, you'll conserve Net bandwidth + make
it easier for the next user to perhaps find HIS answer in the
> 100 emails/per day posted to debian-user.  

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