Bug#189157: http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting: It is not clear how/if bugs are forwarded upstream
On Tue, 15 Apr 2003 22:48:26 +0200
Frank Lichtenheld <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I think forwarding of bugs is not mentioned in Bugs/Reporting but
> Bugs/Developer, because you should _not_ do it. It's the task of
> the maintainer to decide this.
As a user and not developer, I did not read Bugs/Developer. How could I have know
not to report bugs upstream?
What to do as a reporter when the maintainer doens't forward a bug, and it's clearly
an upstream problem? Maybe this shouldn't be mentioned on www.debian.org, but I am
> I read the paragraph about tags as: "Do it, if you really know what your
> doing and if it's obvious. In doubt: Don't do it." I think, mostly
> this feature is used for patch and security.
> Perhaps someone can clarify this paragraph a bit but IMHO further changes
> are not needed.
Maybe not this paragraph, but I think it should be at least made clear how bugs
reported to the BTS are handled regarding to upstream in Bugs/Reporting.