[Reportbug-maint] Processed: Bug#543815: Establishing a "Severity" rating

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Wed Sep 2 22:29:29 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 18:25, Moritz Muehlenhoff<jmm at inutil.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 12:03:55PM +0200, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>> Hello,
>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 00:06, Debian Bug Tracking
>> System<owner at bugs.debian.org> wrote:
>> > Processing commands for control at bugs.debian.org:
>> >
>> >> clone 543815 -1
>> > Bug#543815: initramfs-tools: Having "/lib64" in /etc/ld.so.conf results in unusable initrd image
>> > Bug 543815 cloned as bug 544485.
>> >
>> >> reassign -1 reportbug
>> > Bug #544485 [initramfs-tools] initramfs-tools: Having "/lib64" in /etc/ld.so.conf results in unusable initrd image
>> > Bug reassigned from package 'initramfs-tools' to 'reportbug'.
>> > Bug No longer marked as found in versions initramfs-tools/0.85i.
>> >> retitle -1 overinflated linux-2.6 bug reports
>> > Bug #544485 [reportbug] initramfs-tools: Having "/lib64" in /etc/ld.so.conf results in unusable initrd image
>> > Changed Bug title to 'overinflated linux-2.6 bug reports' from 'initramfs-tools: Having "/lib64" in /etc/ld.so.conf results in unusable initrd image'
>> >> stop
>> > Stopping processing here.
>> We are using the same text for severities as from BTS website [1]
>> [1] http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#severities
>> If there is a problem with that wording, it should be fixed there
>> first (and then notify us of teh change, just to fast sync the info).
>> Please either close this bug (it's invalid for reportbug) or reassing
>> it to b.d.o , as you prefer.
> The problem is that the standard severities cannot be mapped 1:1 on
> the kernel package. Since the kernel is the core component of 99%
> of all Debian systems, it's in the nature of the beast that any
> problem which makes a system unbootable renders the package unusable
> for the person filing the bug and the default descriptions lead bug
> reporters to believe that grave or above is the correct severity.

Yeah, I agree, but I also like Julien's suggestion of a 'presubj'
script: do you think it's feasible to add one to kernel package?

> Since this is a common mistake, it might be a good idea to display
> different descriptions when filing a bug against the linux-2.6
> source package. This is what Maks's bug report is about.

Thanks for clarifying :)

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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