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Re: Gnome Packages annoyances

on Sun, May 06, 2001 at 05:43:51PM -0700, Ross Boylan (RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org) wrote:
> Try reportbug.  This is not the only debian bug report tool, but it
> seemed the right choice for me, and works pretty well.  The only
> problem is that it sometimes takes quite awhile for it to query the
> existing bug database; I'm not sure why.  It's often much slower than
> getting the same info on the web, so it's not the speed of the server
> that's the problem.
> It automatically fills in your system info, the versions of all
> relevant packages, and shows you a list of existing bugs.
> I ran into a lot of problems with files owned by several gnome
> packages a couple of weeks ago.  I believe they all stem from
> differences between the Debian and Ximian packages.  These are
> probably aggravated by version mismatches.  Since ximian no longer
> claims to support woody, I commented them out of my apt sources.list.
> Since then things have been calm.  It did require a bit of ugliness
> (forcing installs and removing a couple of packages) to get past the
> trouble. 
> Others have advocated removing all Ximian (aka Helix) packages.  Since
> this would temporarily remove much of my system, and since some key
> packages aren't in woody (e.g., sawmill), I took a less radical
> approach. 
> Things may have changed since I looked into it.
> On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 12:07:23PM +0200, Preben Randhol wrote:
> > "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@ix.netcom.com> wrote on 06/05/2001 (11:34) :
> > > If it's a Debian package (e.g.:  not Ximian), file a Debian bug.
> > 
> > Yes, but why isn't this problem picked up by the package process before
> > the package gets out there? 
> > 
> > And for bug report it would be great if there was a program out there
> > that could automate the bug reporting process for you a bit more.
> > Bug-buddy is getting there, but as far as I have seen, I have not found
> > something similar for Debian. I mean it would be great if the program
> > insured that all important details about the system gets included and
> > leave the user to write up the bug report in a minute in stead of ten or
> > more...
> > 
> > -- 
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