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

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] How about Ubuntu guys look at real bugs on their platform
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:08:13 -0800
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Michael Petch <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Not at all a problem.  None of this is particularly obvious from the
outside.  I didn't take it personally.

I do try to follow Ubuntu bugs since, well, it's my work even if it's
running in a different context, and sometimes I can fix things, or at
least confirm that they're fixed.  The context is awkward and a bit
confusing because of the fairly automated relationship between the
packages.  That also creates bug queues on the Ubuntu side that it's not
clear anyone is really reading, when the package was imported into Ubuntu
automatically and not through anyone's specific intent.

> 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.

Oh, and really good work on finding the cause of the bug!  That's a nice
bit of debugging.

> 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).

Yeah, sounds familiar.  :)

> 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.

It's quite okay.  No harm done.

I suspect that the answer to "who maintains our packages on Ubuntu" is
actually "no one," sadly.  I somewhat doubt that anything at all happens
to them in Ubuntu other than importing the latest Debian package and
praying it works.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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