[Reportbug-maint] Bug#422754: closed by Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> (Re: reportbug: When prompting for a Policy section, list some of the most common)

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Sat Aug 27 21:45:03 UTC 2011

Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> wrote:
> Well, actually is the other way around: if you're reporting a bug with
> severity 'serious' you should already know what's the policy section
> the package is violating. Also a static list of "common" sections
> tends to be unmaintainable. Even more, that menu only appears for mode
> < Expert, which is fine: introducing another barrier not ease
> skippable is preferred than a severity inflated report. So I'm sorry,
> but I'm closing this report with no action.

There's a difference between knowing the contents of policy and knowing
the section numbers offhand.  However, I switched to "mode expert" a
while ago for pretty much exactly this reason, so *shrug*.

- Josh Triplett

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