How to handle bugs like 1041703 - libgudev broken due to missed udev dependencies?

Matthew Vernon matthew at
Sun Jul 23 14:17:14 BST 2023

On 23/07/2023 11:02, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
> Martin Steigerwald - 23.07.23, 11:53:52 CEST:
>> Yeah, I initially thought Klaus, the reporter, was using regular udev,
>> cause according to the bug report he uses Debian. I thought. But
>> well, maybe he does not, cause:
>> Debian Release: trixie/sid
>>    APT prefers experimental
>>    APT policy: (1, 'experimental')
>> merged-usr: no
>> Does Debian 12 aka Bookworm not enforce a (IMHO sub-optimal¹) variant
>> of usr-merge? Maybe reportbug did not reveal he is actually using
>> Devuan? Still no usr-merge here :)
> I bet he does use Devuan, cause he reported the bug there as well:
> Incompatible with debian libgudev-1.0-0 version 238-2
> I was told reportbug in Devuan relays reports to packages that Devuan
> developers  did not change to Debian bug tracker. I'd prefer it to give
> a clear hint in case that the bug was from a Devuan install.

I think it's unhelpful to report bugs in Debian that relate to 
Devuan-specific packages (as was the case here); or at least they should 
be very clearly flagged as "if you could do [this other thing] it would 
help Devuan".



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