[Reportbug-maint] Bug#550166: reportbug: grave severity description should be 'non-serious data loss'
greenfreedom10 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 04:20:15 UTC 2009
The description for the 'grave' severity in reportbug should indicate that it
is _not_ for _serious_ data loss, like: "causes non-serious data loss".
I was reporting a bug (550103) for a program that did cause data loss by not
writing user inputted data to the filesystem. That data therefore becomes
unrecoverable--that is 'serious data loss'. When reporting the bug, I chose
'grave' because it mentioned 'data loss' and I did not feel that 'critical'
severity was correct because the data loss was not catastrophic. When
reportbug asked for justification, the only data loss option is 'non-serious',
so I was forced to use 'unknown' which lowered the severity to 'normal'. I
should have used 'critical' and 'causes serious data loss', hence the suggested
-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
email "greenfreedom10 at gmail.com"
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (730, 'stable'), (720, 'testing'), (710, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.30+67 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii apt 0.7.20.2+lenny1 Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii python 2.5.2-3 An interactive high-level object-o
ii python-central 0.6.11 register and build utility for Pyt
reportbug recommends no packages.
Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn debconf-utils <none> (no description available)
ii debsums 2.0.36 verification of installed package
pn dlocate <none> (no description available)
ii file 4.26-1 Determines file type using "magic"
ii gnupg 1.4.9-3+lenny1 GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii postfix [mail-transport-a 2.5.5-1.1 High-performance mail transport ag
ii python-urwid 0.9.8.3-1 curses-based UI/widget library for
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