Re: question about reporting bugs on my own package
On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 07:48:08AM -0700, tony mancill wrote:
> This is up to you; I've done it both ways in the past. If the bug is
> affects the usability of the package, and it could take a while to fix it,
> go ahead and report the bug to the BTS. That will let other users know that
> the maintainer is aware of the issue. You may even be able to describe a
> workaround in the bug report. If the bug is trivial or purely aesthetic
> then the bug report would be less useful. However, it doesn't hurt to file
> a bug report, even if the issue is very minor, so if you're in doubt, I
> would suggest filing one.
I would have to second what Tony says above. I maintain packages as a
Debian developer and as upstream and yes while there is no rule about it
Tony's description is a pretty good way of determining what you can do.
Another way of looking at it is; would the bug report be useful to users
of your package. This could be either because they know it is not just
their system, because you have put in a work-around or so that they know
Debian/upstream is aware of it.
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