pam src rpm replaced?

Mike A. Harris mharris at
Sun Aug 24 13:23:29 UTC 2003

On Sun, 24 Aug 2003, Pekka Savola wrote:

>On Sun, 24 Aug 2003, Nils Philippsen wrote:
>> On the other hand, I don't consider a missing BuildRequires: as serious
>> ;-).
>Sure, but as the fix seems to be trivial, I just can't figure out why 
>anybody wouldn't be just fixing these issues ASAP, just to get rid of them 
>if nothing else.

There are many reasons why one might not jump and fix trivial 
issues immediately.  I know because there are numerous trivial 
issues reported against XFree86 in bugzilla, some of them 
reported by myself so I don't forget about them.  Every fix has 
some amount of overhead, and some amount of thought that needs to 
be put into it.

At the same time, I don't think a developer needs to justify why 
a given reported bug hasn't been fixed or closed in some manner 
or another, as that wastes a tonne of time for no real good 

>.. at least, any open issues trouble me, and the easiest fix is
>well...  fixing them.

There are around 400 bugs on my plate right now personally.  I've 
got priorities, and when I'm done one high priority, the next 
thing I'm looking for is the next high priority.  You know, the 
ones I will have a manager, and perhaps people higher in command 
breathing fire down my neck if I don't get them fixed right away.

When someone has priorties, by definition things of a trivial 
nature aren't necessarily high priority.  And 10 "trivial" things 
can easily eat up a day or two.  They often "appear" trivial, but 
end up being non-trivial.  That happens quite often in fact.

But I digress...

Feel free to add the trivial keyword to the keywords field on any
bugs you consider that trivial.  "EasyFix" is the keyword I
think, but look it up in help to be sure.  Anyone who is in a 
"fix trivial bugs" mood with time to spare and no fire breathing 
manager behind their chair, could have a field day perhaps.

Mike A. Harris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat

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