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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: FreeDiams freediams_0.4.2-1_amd64.changes ACCEPTE
Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: FreeDiams freediams_0.4.2-1_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into Debian
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 09:17:55 +0200
On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 09:03:37AM +0200, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> However, FreeDIAMS and its ilk may contain another category
> of bugs which Debian didn't have to deal with yet. They are
> comparable to security bugs. Call them live-threatening bugs.
I was vaguely thinking about this. ;-)
> If a bug is found that will, say, calculate results which
> may then endanger patient's lifes if followed blindly there
> ought to be some way of doing something about it.
> Either pull the package from the archive and/or push an
> upgrade which demonstrably contains *just this one fix* -
> which I consider an important constraint and which is easily
> doable by using something like git branches.
In this case I would definitely ask security team for an update. I
wonder whether we should discuss this now(ish) to be prepared once
the problem might become relevant in the (distant) future).
> This sort of thing is rather rare and warrants manual human
> consensus between authors, maintainers, and ftp-master.
I think you are right here.
PS: To your and Jims other mail: No, nobody asked for handling FreeDiams
differently - it was just a rhetorical question to make things more
Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: FreeDiams freediams_0.4.2-1_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into Debian, Sebastian Hilbert, 2010/07/15