Bug#813627: mate-terminal.wrapper doesn't run commands with parameters with -e opti, on

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Thu Feb 4 07:54:24 UTC 2016

On 02/04/2016 06:57 AM, Stefano Salvi wrote:
> I found this bug in a FRESH Jessie install, so this is the DISTRIBUTED
> version. This could be a problem...

I could also report a bug against a FRESH install of SuseLinux 5.3
(1998), that it also still DISTRIBUTED on FTP servers. That doesn't
mean, I should.

The fact remains that Debian Jessie (stable) contains an old version
of MATE which no longer receives updates and it's therefore rather
pointless to report bugs against these old versions.

> It would be better if you put the new wrapper version in stable.

That is not possible, at least not as simple as you would think.
To update packages in stable, a package maintainer can't simply create
a new package version and upload it. They have to file a bug report
with the stable release managers and ask for permission to update
the package.

The stable release managers are rather strict and it needs quite some
effort to convince them to allow packages to be updated in a stable
release unless it's a security-relevant or critical update. Thus, most
package maintainers usually don't bother with fixing such bugs in stable
and just focus on improving the packages in unstable and consequently
testing as these can be updated right away and without any buerocracy
unless we're in a freeze just before the release of a new stable

> Thank you


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