Re: [email@example.com: Bug#102811: grub: cannot access newer ext2 filesystems]
On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 01:25:08PM +1000, Jason Thomas wrote:
> was wondering if anyone could suggest how to handle this bug. It is fixed in
> new versions of grub.
The bug is not serious enough to justify an update to stable, especially not
when we are preparing for a new release. It's certainly not necessary to
remove grub from stable, as many people use it with no problems (I use grub on
my potato system).
Explain to the user that the fixed version is already in 'testing', and will be
included in the next stable release. If you wish, you can leave the bug open
(and downgrade it, it doesn't qualify as important) so that users know that
they can fetch the latest version from testing. However, the bug is fixed, and
the usual policy for fixed bugs is to close them.
Some people use the 'fixed' tag for this purpose, but it only seems to cause
confusion, since the BTS reports such bugs as 'fixed in NMU'.