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

Santiago Vila sanvila at unex.es
Thu Jun 2 17:48:41 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jun 02, 2016 at 06:18:52PM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> On 06/02/2016 06:13 PM, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > 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.

Don't do it for the random user, do it for yourself!

Just consider the time required to file a hacky bug, then consider the
time it took to close this bug (not to mention the time we already
spent discussing about it) and the ones that will come while MATE is
in the messy state it is in testing right now.

People file those hacky bugs not because they are personal assistants
or anything like that, they do it because it's practical to do so.

Of course, as you point out and I fully agree, the underlying problem
is in Britney, who only checks for Depends and not for Build-Depends,
but unless we are going to fix Britney, the hacky bugs can help in the


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