severity 791574 important

On Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:08:13 +0200
Andreas Tille <> wrote:

> Ahhh, that's interesting.  My situation is that I just wanted to find
> out why some of our team packages are about to be removed.  I do not
> expect myself to be very helpful in fixing the problem.  The only
> thing I would like to know is why this bug is qualified as serious if
> there is no build error when using the available tools but fails only
> with a patched tool.  IMHO this does qualify as important as
> maximum.  Please do not understand me wrong: Any bug should be fixed
> but I see no point in kicking a chain of packages out uf testing only
> because a package using a patched debhelper fails to build.

Hi Andreas,

I agree the severity was set too high considering it only affected
builds with a patched debhelper.  I had no idea strip-nondeterminism
had accumulated so many reverse dependencies, or I would have been more
proactive about making sure packages outside of the reproducible
builds effort weren't bothered with an auto-removal notice.

I just decreased the severity, and a fixed package will be uploaded
to unstable soon anyways, so you don't have to worry about your
packages being kicked out.


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