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Re: 'no-fixes' in stable

On Vi, 18 apr 14, 10:52:14, wobbly-hs wrote:
> My question is seeking to understand the criteria on which a fix is moved down
> to stable.  I think it is likely if the problem were not that printing doesn't
> work but that web servers don't work, it would be fixed in stable overnight.
> So why is printing given second class treatment?  Is it a case yet again of
> "debian is not for desktop users?"  I have seen
> https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/pkgs.html#upload-stable
> this seems to suggest that once something breaks on a stable desktop it will
> only be fixed if the bug risks crashing the whole system.

A bug doesn't have to be that serious to be fixed, but there are 
additional criteria, like how big an impact does it have, how 
big/complex is the patch to fix it, etc.

You might want to contact the package maintainer and ask (simply write 
to the bug).

Kind regards,
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