Bug#824078: libdvd-pkg: fails to report "apt-get check" errors (and others) correctly

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Fri May 20 05:50:48 UTC 2016

On Mon, 16 May 2016 00:10:35 +1000 Dmitry Smirnov <onlyjob at debian.org>
> On Sunday, 15 May 2016 3:15:50 PM AEST Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> > instead of being told again and again how much of a snow flake
> > your package is, and how OK it is for it to behave like it currently does.
> You seems to imply that everything is terribly wrong with the package that 
> sounds like exadderation. Design may not be perfect but I'm not aware of 
> better one...
> I'm all for improvements. But on this instance it is hard to safely improve 
> on problems that you highlighted. It is more difficult than just propagate 
> error codes or I would have already fixed it... I hope you understand...

I don't understand. I understand that there's a *potential* problem. But
here we have an *actual* problem, where the script is silently ignoring
errors which is causing problems in downstream, and as far as I can
tell, the current solution is to ignore actual errors in favor of
preventing *potential* solutions?

What exactly needs to be tested in the current packaging scheme so that
behavior could be changed? I volunteer to help with that, if it's made
clear what needs to be done.

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