Please move your ABRT bugs upstream
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sun Apr 25 07:17:11 UTC 2010
Adam Williamson wrote:
> Not really. abrt reports are bug reports on crashing applications. The
> fact that they're automatically generated doesn't really matter a lot.
> Our policies should be as wide as practical, having special policies for
> some bugs just because they happen to have been generated by an
> automated tool doesn't seem to make sense.
The problem is that, while for manually-filed reports, asking the reporter
to file the bug upstream usually works and also makes sense (because the
reporter knows best how to describe his/her issue and is usually able to
provide more information when upstream asks), ABRT bugs are usually filed by
lazy idiots who have hit a "fix my software!" button and expect everything
else to magically happen without them doing anything, so requests to
upstream bugs are usually met with total silence, occasionally with an
outright admission that they're too lazy to do that, and only in rare
occasions the bug actually gets upstreamed.
That said, I disagree that it's our job to upstream bugs, it's the tool's
failure that we're the ones getting them in the first place.
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