is anyone ever going to fix this major bug?

Marius Gedminas marius at
Tue Dec 8 21:06:09 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 12:30:16PM -0800, Brendan Miller wrote:
> This bug more or less makes apt-get unusable on 64 bit systems and has
> been in for a long time now:
> On a side note, I have no idea how to bring bugs to the attention of
> developers, or if it is even possible, as this bug has sat in the
> bugtracker without being even triaged for months.

It helps if you assign the bug to the correct package.  Judging from the
bug comments, that seems to be ia32-libs-tools (the source package which
is used for building ia32-archive).  I've assigned the bug to that
package, and Launchpad told me that bug supervisor for ia32-libs-tools
(Ubuntu) has been subscribed to this bug.  Perhaps something will happen

Disclaimer: I am not a Ubuntu developer, and I've never used
ia32-archive myself.

> If no one actually
> uses the bug tracker, maybe take it down so people don't waste their
> time reporting bugs...

There are millions of Ubuntu users, but only hundreds of developers...

Marius Gedminas
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when
you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
                -- Poul Anderson
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