[Parted-maintainers] Bug#380226: Bug#379835: Recommend to tag #380226 "etch-ignore"; #379835 downgraded to important

Andreas Barth aba at not.so.argh.org
Mon Dec 4 16:00:00 CET 2006


(restricting to #380226)

* Frans Pop (elendil at planet.nl) [061122 14:16]:
> On Saturday 11 November 2006 04:21, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > But again, I don't understand how libparted has a bug separate from the
> > linux-ntfs one. 
> > I'm not sure there's any reason this bug would be specific to NTFS
> > partitions, though, is there? 
> libparted causes the starting sector of the partition to change, thus 
> making the physical partition invalid. This bug is indeed not even 
> strictly related to Vista partitions, but other partitions seem to get 
> created aligned on cylinder boundaries by default (or we'd have seen a 
> lot more bug reports).

> > Your rationale for ignoring 380226 also makes no sense to me; if this
> > bug manifests in the installer, isn't that still a data loss bug that
> > we need to fix before release?  There are also two other packages in
> > testing, gparted and mindi, which use libparted, so if there's a
> > dataloss-causing bug in libparted I don't see that it's ignorable even
> > if we did accept an argument that data loss in the installer is ok
> > (which I don't).
> There are a few reasons why I thought we could tag the libparted issue 
> etch-ignore:
> 1) it is not a regression from Sarge
> 2) there has been precious little attention to the issue from the
>    maintainers of parted even though the BR was already 3 months old;
>    I talked to Otavio today though and he promised to start on it

Any news on this, Otavio? I don't want to tag it etch-ignore if that
would mean the bug would just be ignored.


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