[PD] partconv~ outputs silence

Peter P. peterparker at fastmail.com
Tue Jul 21 20:51:06 CEST 2015

* IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> [2015-07-21 14:41]:
> On 07/21/2015 07:11 PM, Peter P. wrote:
> > * IOhannes m zmoelnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> [2015-07-20 04:17]:
> >> all users of Debian packages, please always file a bug against the
> >> Debian package if you encounter strangenesses.
> > I reckon that users of compiles-from-svn then still write to the
> > original authors, or is there another way of reporting bugs apart from
> > debian-package-maintainer-reporting?
> > 
> not sure i totally understand.
> in general, you should report bugs to the *closest* upstream you got the
> package from.
> if you got the package via Debian, report to Debian.
> if you got the package from Santa Clause, report to Santa Clause.
> if you got the package from the author (e.g. an svn clone), report to
> the author.
> a downstream (Debian, Santa,...) should then report the problem to
> *their closest* upstream, if appropriate (!, keep in mind that there
> might be bugs in the Debian package that were never in upstream; e.g.
> because Debian uses some special build flags per default; or because
> Fedora ships a slightly modified version of the package in order to fix
> another bug...)
> if you are not using the Debian package, you also don't need to report
> bugs with Debian. apart from the chance that the bug doesn't exist in
> Debian at all, it is likely that you simply don't know all the various
> downstreams (Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Arch, Santa, Pd-extended, pd-iem,
> ...) from a package.

All understood, thanks for being so clear and helpful!
best, P

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