[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#763744: Bug#763744: Bug#763744: samba: Huge number of samba panic messages

Santiago Vila sanvila at unex.es
Fri Oct 31 10:48:29 UTC 2014

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 06:41:02PM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> When it comes at samba, the value added by maintainers acting as
> proxies between bug submitters and upstream is sometimes near to
> zero. Even more, we often don't have easy ways to reproduce the users'
> testing environment, particularly in the case of such panics.
> Even more, in many cases, upstream ends up requesting more information
> or test cases and we end up acting as proxies the other way, too.
> So, in some situations, requesting bug submitters to report the bugs
> themselves is done after careful thinking and balancing the advantages
> vs the caveats of that choice, believe us.

Hello Christian! Yes, I believe you :-) Even more: I'm sure that there are
a lot of packages like samba where reproducing bugs is not easy at all.

Maybe we need a new header in debian/control for certain packages like
this one to warn users about this kind of things beforehand.


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