Bug#509582: still puszed how a non maintainer handled the criticity while not responding to problem
lool at dooz.org
Tue Dec 23 19:08:01 UTC 2008
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008, Eric Valette wrote:
> NO NO NO
> > * only occurs on systems with legacy locale settings
> > * doesn’t occur all the time, unless you are always using
> > MALLOC_CHECK_=2
> On experimental libc, apprently this is default. I do not set it
> manually and it is not set in my environment.
Ok, so if it's only in combination with the experimental libc, or with
an explicit MALLOC_CHECK_=2 export, it's fine to lower the severity a
little; this still is either important or serious.
> > * has an easy workaround: G_FILENAME_ENCODING=utf-8 (or just use a
> > working locale, damnit)
> I use the locale I xant fuck!
Cool down; I also recommend you consider using an UTF-8 locale; yes,
you may use any supported locale. I recommend you set
G_FILENAME_ENCODING= to whatever you use for your files; I set it to
@locale because I'm using UTF-8 filenames and my locale is UTF-8.
> > * doesn’t affect at all the rest of the system
> Yes it does it break thunderbird and mozilla! I'm not even sure you
> tried to reproduce it with the correct package versions...
Right, but these aren't completely unrelated in that they use this lib
and they break in the lib. I do agree this will seriously break your
system, but only when combining multiple factors. It's good enough to
document this as a serious bug and this will block people who look at
bugs in this lib to upgrade. An example of a critical bug is when your
libc is broken and you can't even upgrade, or when a package destroys
file in another package without any way of identifying which files or
Let's stop discussing bug severities; fixing the bug is what matters.
> You do not treat bugs! You do nothing no even tell me what LANG /locales
> settings I should use. So instead of helping me you are just saying I'm
> an idiot. So do not expect any respect from my side!
Cool down; it's been only a couple of hours you reported this bug; the
suggestion is to use an UTF-8 locale. I'm using LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 and
> If you do not think it is a bug I say it prevent me to work normally and
> was introduced by the experimental package version.
Using experimental package version is guaranteed to prevent you from
working normally from time to time. :-)
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