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Mon, 06 Aug 2012

Enterprise Bug Fixes

Today, an unimportant but interesting bug #313291 has been fixed in RHEL 5. Here is the timeline:

I am grateful that the bug has been fixed after all this time, but I don't use RHEL 5 anymore, and mutt in RHEL 6 got the fix from the upstream.

I wonder why they even bothered to fix the bug after so much time, and even release the new mutt package fixing this single bug. This is not a complaint, this is hopefully an interesting insight to the release process of RHEL packages. Maybe some high-profile customer wanted this bug fixed. Who knows?

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Vašek Stodůlka wrote:

...or maybe some package maintainer, whose salary is dependent on how many bug fixes he delivers, wanted to earn some easy money, or package maintainers have a new boss, who want to earn some points and he wants to have "fixed bugs in month" key performance indicator higher, than the previous man. :-)


... or maybe we just reached 5th year of fixing more important issues of RHEL5. :))

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