Bug#509582: still puszed how a non maintainer handled the criticity while not responding to problem

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Tue Dec 23 21:45:22 UTC 2008

severity 509582 important

Le mardi 23 décembre 2008 à 21:07 +0100, Eric Valette a écrit :
> Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Which unrelated software does it break?
> Using the same kind of argument because a program use libc and libc is
> broken (e.g bad code in a specific function), is is not a critical bug
> because all program are supposed to use libc?

Widely used libraries are a bit specific indeed. The de facto standard
is to considered grave a bug that is grave for a package that depends on
it, and critical a bug that breaks a large number packages of the

Your bug is in neither of these categories. It is, at best, an important
one since it does not affect the standard setup. (I’m raising the
severity, though, since the experimental libc makes it more prominent.)

> That is debian installer bad local choice. Before saying things like
> that please take the last rc2  installer and choose a french keyboard
> and currency. You then get a system wide default locale without UTF8.
> namely fr_FR at euro.

From localechooser:

A debian-installer developer tried to reproduce your problem, and by
selecting the French keyboard he obtained a fr_FR.UTF-8 locale. Other
developers doubted the validity of your claim.

If you really manage to reproduce it, please send the installer syslog
with DEBCONF_DEBUG=developer supplied at the installer boot: prompt.

> Plus, unless I missed something, you are wrong I send example with
> LANG=fr_FR at UTF8 set and the bug still happens. See message #29.

It is not my problem either if you think a '@' and a '.' are the same
characters. When I mean 'fr_FR.UTF-8', I don’t mean any approximation of
this string.

: :' :      We are debian.org. Lower your prices, surrender your code.
`. `'       We will add your hardware and software distinctiveness to
  `-        our own. Resistance is futile.
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