[Reportbug-maint] Bug#548046: --ignore-permissions breaks reportbug when not available

Michal Suchanek michal.suchanek at ruk.cuni.cz
Thu Sep 24 13:41:22 UTC 2009

On 09/24/2009 01:30 PM, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 13:23, Michal Suchanek
> <michal.suchanek at ruk.cuni.cz>  wrote:
>> On 09/24/2009 09:17 AM, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>>> No. Check the package relationships with other packages, install the
>>> relevant packages.
>> No, that's the packager's and apt's job.
> I did mine: if you want to complain, go and knock on apt door

Suggests are not automatically installed. They need not, that's how they are defined.
No problem with apt here.

>> Since earlier version worked with my debsums and current does not this is
>> certainly a regression.
> could you please turn on your brain? the version required is clearly
> stated in reportbug suggests, now if you still want to use an older
> version, that's ONLY YOUR FAULT. do YOU understand it or it's too
> difficult?

I'm very well aware of exact cause of the problem. I do not want to check suggests of every package
I install on every machine, and I should not need to for well behaving packages.

Stop shouting, please.

>> debsums has a --version option so you can use its output and check it in
>> your scripts or devise some other means.
> in no fscking way! should I support older versions? no. should I
> support new versions and update the relevant information suggests?
> yes. Did I do the last one? yes.

When new features are added it is nice to do so in a way that does not break existing features where
reasonably possible.

I think adding a version check is reasonably possible.

You clearly don't want to do so but that does not make the issue with this package disappear.



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