Open bugs? Who cares?

Asked by Rainer Klaffenboeck on 2010-12-03

Does anybody responsible even look at the bugs when they're opened? This binary package is unusable since quite some time now as reported in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dovecot-antispam/+bug/494162. Is this going to be fixed or are people expected to build the package themselves?

Thanks,
Rainer

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What release are you using?

There are a few PPAs with possibly later builds:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=dovecot-antispam

So you can add them and et a different version to the one in the repos. You could build the package yourself, that is also a viable option. You could then submit your build and it may get added to the official repos.

mycae (mycae) said : #2

>are people expected to build the package themselves?

These packages are maintained upstream by an individual as part of the Debian project. This particular package is maintained by a guy called "Ron Lee".
http://packages.qa.debian.org/d/dovecot-antispam.html

The package was removed from Debian testing, presumably because of these issues. So unless it is clear that Ron is interested in maintaining the package, then it is likely to remain much the same as it is now.

You can (1) use PPAs to circumvent the problem (2) ask Ron (nicely) if he intends to update or officially orphan the package. Other than that, yes, people will need to package this themselves. Canonical does not maintain these packages.

Thanks for your clarifications. Shouldn't the linked bug somehow reflect that situation?

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