[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#582076: Bug#582076: nvidia-glx: TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder causes segfault in X server on startup

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Tue May 18 17:52:51 UTC 2010

Jaime Ochoa Malagón <chptma at gmail.com> writes:

> Sorry to bother you, I know you are working hard...

> Just yesterday I need to fill a bug and read this page
> http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting

> This is a fragment:

> "Don't file bugs upstream

> If you file a bug in Debian, don't send a copy to the upstream
> software maintainers yourself, as it is possible that the bug exists
> only in Debian. If necessary, the maintainer of the package will
> forward the bug upstream."

> I know nvidia is a "special case" just to give you this information in
> order you could ask the users to open and link the bug upstream as a
> "special case"...

I wonder if we (Debian) should remove this from the bug reporting
instructions or otherwise rephrase it.  We're not the only team in Debian
that just doesn't have the manpower to be the ones to pass all bugs along
upstream.  It's a frequent complaint of the KDE, GNOME, and X teams as

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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