Bug#826090: mate-terminal broken after todays upgrade (debian testing)

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Thu Jun 2 16:18:52 UTC 2016

On 06/02/2016 06:13 PM, Santiago Vila wrote:
> Actually, it is completely possible with the tools we already have.
> If Package A in testing does not work together with package B in unstable
> which is about to enter testing, we can avoid having package A and B
> together in testing by submitting a serious bug against package B.

That's just a hack, nothing else.

>> I'm not aware of any transition mechanism for testing. Please educate me.
> Packages do not propagate to testing when they have RC bugs.

Yes, I'm aware of that. But I'm not going to file an RC bug report
for every single package just because a random user is annoyed
that a development release is not working for a few days.

> Therefore, everything you need for a package not to enter testing
> is to submit a serious bug (even if that may seem artificial) against it.
> Very often, this kind of artificial bugs are submitted as part of an
> ongoing transition to avoid the mess to propagate to testing.
> Lots of people do that in case of need, and nobody will tell you that
> the bug is "artificial" or that you should not submit it because it is
> not a real bug.

Again, I think that's just a crude hack. The problem is that Britney
does not have a mechanism to prevent this in general.

> Sorry, if you keep mixing testing and unstable in the same bag, I'll continue
> to think that it's you who don't know how testing is supposed to work.

Yes, I know. I'm an idiot and I have no business in doing anything with
computers. In fact, all this non-sense that I have been doing in
Debian just fell out of the sky and all the ports architectures
have all magically fixed themselves.

You know what, I'm really tired of this non-sense. If you want to play
the personal support assistant for some random user, then be it.

But please leave me alone with that kind of stuff. I don't have to
take any insults and I don't have to solve the computer problems
of random people.

Again, I DO NOT CARE. Testing is TESTING. Not "use on production machine".

Jesus Christ!


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