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Re: Icedove

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On 05/22/07 12:36, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 11:17:36AM -0600, Art Edwards wrote:
>> Icedove/testing appears to be seriously broken. There was a post about downgrading to icedove/stable. However, I got a segfault when I tried that. I would suggest that certain core applications have more rigorous requirements placed on them before the get into testing. I know that there are all kinds of warnings, but
>> the (much) longer intervals between stable releases means many rely on 
>> testing for hardware compatibility.
> yours is at least the second icedove related mail today. Have you
> reported a bug? That is the purpose of testing -- to highlight bugs so
> they can be fixed. 
> It is certainly not an *obligation* of those running testing to report
> bugs, but if they don't then the package will end up broken in the
> next stable. This, of course, is supposed to happen in unstable as
> well, to keep the number of bugs in testing down, but obviously no one
> running unstable has run in to this problem in time to keep the bug
> from propogating into testing. 

I just upgraded to 2.0.0-3 and it failed miserably, with a blank
screen.  Fortunately, apt-listbugs mentioned that this is a known
grave bug.

So I purged it and dpkg installed v1.5.0.10.dfsg1-3 which I'm now
writing this from.

- --
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

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