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Re: Maintainer Responsibilities



Steve Grubb (sgrubb redhat com) said: 
> I don't want to start a long thread, but just to ask a couple questions for my 
> own clarification. Does a maintainer's responsibilities end with packaging 
> bugs? IOW, if there is a problem in the package that is _broken code_ do they 
> need to do something about it or is it acceptable for them to close the bug 
> and say talk to upstream?

Depends on the bug/issue. For security isses, I don't think CLOSED->UPSTREAM
is appropriate, unless it requires a major architecture of the code base.
Similarly, if an app is crashing immediately on startup, it's not something
we necessarily want to just hope upstream will fix.

Bill


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