Request for an open dialog between projects

Jonas Smedegaard dr at
Wed Mar 30 21:37:54 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:53:16PM +0200, Adrian Knoth wrote:
>On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 09:17:45PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> Generally I encourage all users of Debian to file bugreports at 
>> Debian.
>I second this.
>> Just make sure to mention anything unusual about the installed 
>> system.
>Seems useful. Maybe Glenn could ship a custom /etc/reportbug.conf, 
>adding something like X-AV-Linux: $VERSION
>I don't know if it's too much work, and I guess we can derive the use 
>of AVLinux from the fact that some libs or packages might be called 
>-avlinux (the list at the bottom of a bug report)

Well, it would be nice with such hint but really I don't see the need: 
Instead of trying to encourage redistributors to derive even further 
from Debian by hinting explicitly, I would prefer if we all - Debian 
users, redistributors and anyone else helping other users with e.g. 
adding or in other ways "distort" systems from using 
Debian the way it was tested to be used - clearly tell such users that 
if/when they later run into problems with their systems they are better 
off to a) report back to the mothership but also b) clearly mentions how 
they are off of the mainstream usage pattern, e.g. by simply mentioning 
which derivative distribution or what mixin repository they've used.

  - Jonas

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