Re: RFH: handle bug reports for removed packages
Given I already did this kind of work in the past, I think I can keep
On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 10:27, Martin Michlmayr <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm looking for someone to take care of bugs of packages that have
> been removed from Debian. More information on the task is below.
> Anyone interested?
> Note: I stopped taking care of such bug reports a fairly long time
> ago, so there's a lot of bugs that need to be processed right now.
> (Please CC since I'm not subscribed to -qa)
> Job description:
> When a package is removed from Debian, bugs associated with this
> package are not automatically closed or reassigned. While it's
> normally the job of the maintainer to take care of these bugs,
> this is often not done in practice and so QA needs to take care
> of these bug reports.
> Here is some information about this task:
> - When a package is removed because of a newer version (this is
> common with libraries and the kernel), it may be appropriate
> to reassign the bug to the new package.
> - When an old release of Debian is removed from the archive, a
> lot of bug reports lose their maintainer information since the
> BTS no longer knows how to associate the bug report with the
> package maintainer. Such bugs are usually very old. It may be
> appropriate to close these bugs with a message saying that this
> release of Debian is no longer supported and that they should
> file a new bug or let you know if the bug still exists in the
> current version of Debian.
> - When in doubt what to do, ask the maintainer how to handle the
> bugs or ask them to take care of it.
> - When closing a bug of a removed package, the best way is to done
> a message to -done and to include a Version header that is
> slightly higher than the last version in the archive (e.g. 1.0-1+rm
> for 1.0-1).
> - A QA alias removed-packages exists which receives a notification
> whenever a package is removed by the FTP masters.
> - Bug reports that don't have a maintainer associated with it can
> be found at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?maint=&pend-exc=absent&pend-exc=done
> Martin Michlmayr
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