[php-maint] Bug#341420: marked as done (code in exts/dbase is not DFSG-free)

Cyril Brulebois kibi at debian.org
Sun Nov 30 04:24:16 UTC 2008

Raphael Geissert <atomo64 at gmail.com> (29/11/2008):
> 2008/11/29 Holger Levsen <holger at layer-acht.org>:
> > Huh? We are in a permanent bugsquashing party, cause we want to
> > release lenny.

Still, coordination and communication matter.

> Right, but it is a DFSG-freeness issue and those take time to
> *properly* resolve.

Sure. You're also expected as maintainer to ack the bug (especially an
RC one in a trying-to-release period). It sounds to me that just saying
“ACK, no need to NMU, we're actively working on getting this fixed”
after the severity got bumped would have done the job. For people
crawling through the RC bug list, that's nice to have a clue that people
are working on this or that bug, so that one can focus on others.

> > This is a RC bugs since three weeks, so I rather think the
> > php-maintainers have been unpolite leaving it open so long...

Maybe Holger meant “without any reply”, but I can't speak for him.

> If you or anybody else has a magic trick to reach every copyright
> owner out there in a matter of a couple of days then please share it
> with the rest of the mere mortals out there.

Sure (see RPC, Sun, etc.; or SGI)…

> We already fixed another DFSG issue a month or so ago, all we needed
> was some time to properly resolve the issue.

… sure as well; just as noted above, a notice to the bug would be nice.

> My point is: I find it very impolite to just come and upload a package
> without even trying to contact the maintainers as to coordinate the
> changes, without further investigation, in a DFSG purist intolerant
> position.

Coordination and communication got lacking, no need to get so angry. ;)

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