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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in app-arch/bzip2: bzip2-1.0.5-r1.ebuild
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2011 23:42:01
Message-Id: 4DEEB720.3030806@gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in app-arch/bzip2: bzip2-1.0.5-r1.ebuild by Mike Frysinger
Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > seems we gauge things differently as i dont think it's that black& white, > although it probably is further in your white than in my black. further, i > dont believe people actually get useful information out of this, they just > think they do (perception vs reality). when an actual bug arises, the > information contained in the ChangeLog doesnt assist in the bug triage/fixing. > depgraph broken -> file removed -> reason is irrelevant to the user. > maintainer of the package causing the depgraph breakage gets a bug in bugzilla > and they address it by either re-adding, or trimming more, or tweaking deps, > or something else. so if someone wants a fuzzy security blanket, they can > look to autogeneration and then it's no longer my problem. > -mike >
Mike and others as it applies, I have a question or two. I don't care if you, or others, reply to this with a answer, just think on it. A policy, rule if you will, has been decided on by the council. This after MUCH discussion on this list and the council hearing both sides of the argument. You, apparently on your own or with a few others, have decided to ignore the policy or rule. What would you think if someone else ignores another rule that affects you, negatively of course? What would you do? What do you think should be done to the person ignoring the rule? Should that person be allowed to do so with no consequences at all? Just everyone do as they wish regardless of the rules. What affect would that have on Gentoo as a whole? Do you really want to see this happen after all the mess Gentoo has been through in the past? Think on that for a bit. Give it a day or so or better yet, sleep on it. Again, I don't care for you to answer or reply. Just think. Dale :-) :-)

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