Re: closing old bugs
James Troup <J.J.Troup@scm.brad.ac.uk> writes:
> Hugo Haas <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Damjan Marion wrote:
> > > Can someone tell me what I must do to close old bugs, after
> > > uploading new upstream version. I am a new maintainer of that
> > > package.
> > To close bug#nnnnn:
> > email to firstname.lastname@example.org
> > in the body : close nnnnn
> Do *NOT* do this unless the submittor knows exactly why the bug was
> closed. This is an extremely anti-social way of closing bugs, and I
> for one will reopen any bugs closed in this fashion. (Which, Damjan,
> includes 14849)
I'll supplement James' harsh but proper critique by mentioning the
*right* way to close bugs:
Upload the package, mention the bugs closed in the changelog.
When the package is *installed*, send the changelog to
###-email@example.com, where ### is the bug number.
.....A. P. Harris...apharris@onShore.com...<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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