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

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Thu Jun 2 21:03:14 UTC 2016

On 06/02/2016 07:48 PM, Santiago Vila wrote:
> 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!

I don't have to do it for myself. There is nothing wrong in the first
place. Besides, this stupid issue has already been resolved. All the
packages already went into testing today. Great job making such a fuss
about such a non-issue.

> 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.

Usually our users are not as entitled as this one particular guy who
though who has to file tons of bugs to get attention - I'm talking
to you, OP!

> 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.

No, I'm still not going to do it just because a single user felt some
inconvenience. Really, I want people to understand that testing is
not something that they should be using if they don't know how to
care with these issues.

> 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
> meantime.

Or I just tell these people to shut up and let us do our work.

PS: Sorry for the previous mail. I'm still quite upset about this.


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