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Re: [Bug-gnubg] How about Ubuntu guys look at real bugs on their platfor

From: Michael Petch
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] How about Ubuntu guys look at real bugs on their platform
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:39:41 -0700
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On 14/02/2012 4:11 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:

> I'm not entirely sure who this is aimed at.  So far as I know, no one
> involved in this thread has anything to do with Ubuntu.  I certainly
> don't.  I package GNUBG for Debian, where so far as I can tell it works
> fine.

I don't follow the package management politics on Debian/Ubuntu, I
directed it at you because I had incorrectly asserted that as Debian
Package maintainer that you possibly had some role in Ubuntu packaging
as well. I incorrectly assumed this since you appear as subscribed on
the Ubuntu bug list in the past and had answered queries there. The last
one I remember was related to a bug I fixed with random.org.

It does work fine under Debian Wheezy and Sid  that I have tested, so in
the environments you build for there is no issue.

Here is the story, there is a reported bug specifically starting from
Ubuntu 11.04 (And continued in 11.10) that has been reported to this
mailing list and our bug tracking software since last November. I have
no idea who has knowledge of this bug within the Ubuntu community.

Relevant information is here:

First Bug tracker entry: https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?34864

This bug also came up on this list a number of times recently with new
bug reports from Ubuntu users. Most recent one this week:


The bug is 100% reproducible, easy to produce, and very bad. I work on a
pile of platforms. I investigated it (As well as Philippe Michel), and
as of this moment we are at a loss. It seems to be something very
specific to that environment. I have limited resources as well so can't
worry about every platform issue.

Russ, like you I focus primarily one the environments that I am
concerned about the most. Windows, OSX and stable Debian. I have other
OS'es installed (Like Ubuntu and the like) but don't have the time to
deal with all the platforms (I wish I did).

Sorry if my post was harsh towards you. I am directing this at those who
maintain our packages on Ubuntu, and that clearly isn't you. My comment
still stands though about my feelings towards this high priority bug on
that platform.

Michael Petch
CApp::Sysware Consulting Ltd.
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