ABRT unusable again

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Mon Feb 8 06:05:40 UTC 2010

On 02/07/2010 07:46 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Michael Schwendt wrote:
>> Secondly, the package maintainer should be informed about what is broken
>> with the chosen/packaged software release. Certainly you don't ask for
>> upstream to filter out *all* reports from all distributions, to return
>> distribution-specific ones into a dist's own bug tracking system,
> Most problems are not distribution-specific.


> For the ones which are, they
> can close the bugs as DOWNSTREAM, NOTOURBUG or whatever their Bugzilla uses
> for that case and tell the user to report them to the distribution.


A Fedora maintainer acting this way, is cheating at his users and at 

All he does, is delegating responsibility on bugs around, while
* "bug remains unfixed" in Fedora
* "user remains exposed to the bug"

Overall, this results into Fedora consisting of packages suffering from 
known bugs. Depending on the severity of such bugs and the amount of the 
such bugs, this easily ends up in a low quality distro.


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