[Pkg-samba-maint] wheezy bugs

Mathieu Parent math.parent at gmail.com
Tue Jul 18 20:15:56 UTC 2017

2017-07-17 22:02 GMT+02:00 Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>:
> On Mon, 2017-07-17 at 16:04 +0200, Mathieu Parent wrote:
>> )Hi Andrew,
>> 2017-07-17 9:01 GMT+02:00 Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>:
>> > I would really like to close out bugs in Samba 3.6 in our bugtracker.
>> > They are never going to be fixed and this is now and for a year already
>> > as I understand it under the control of the Debian LTS team for
>> > security updates.
>> >
>> > Can we close them now?
>> I'm ok with this (I think that the closed state is relevant to sid),
>> but others don't agree.
> OK.  If they want to speak up I'm happy to take guidance, but with over
> 200 bugs, my feeling is that anything else is just going to make being
> a new maintainer around here too over-whelming.

Yes. Let's close them (the version-tracking will show them once
#868672 is fixed).

> Is there some formal guidance somewhere?

I've found: https://wiki.debian.org/HowtoUseBTS which explain in
detail version-tracking.

> I really don't like the false hope Debian bugs give, and actually wish
> we had a way to auto-restrict them to issues in sid/testing

I agree that the closed state should refer to sid, and I think we
should keep track of other bugs with version tracking and appropriate
severity (i.e only take care of RC bugs).

> and issues in the packaging,

We also need to know which bugs hit our users. The tags upstream and
fixed-upstream are very useful here. And the forwarded meta will
automatically keep those updated.

> because as somebody has to say anyway, anything else
> must go though upstream by our team policy, and almost certainly won't
> be backported anyway.

If the rule is "upstream first", we break it from time to time
(recently #739768).

If the rule is "sid first", I don't see any reason to break it.

> The (silly, IMNSHO) bar we/Debian have on stable updates makes this
> particularly pointless.

The stable release team has always accepted when we wanted to upload
the last point-release in the same branch. I want to do this ( for
stretch but I need time (I'm already too late for 4.5.12 in 9.1). The
LTS team is also less conservative.

>> > Or if not, can someone tag them in a way that I can work on the
>> > actually open bugs?
>> You can see bugs affecting sid via:
>> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?dist=unstable;repeatmerged=on;src=samba
>> But I'm not sure that all bugs are properly versioned.
> Almost none of them are, from what I can see.

OK. At least we should check the RC ones.


Mathieu Parent

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