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Re: RFC: users of NMU detection code in dak?

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 10:11:01PM +0000, James Troup wrote:
> Hi,
> Currently dak has code to a) detect NMUs and b) uploads to
> experimental and change how it closes bugs accordingly.  This code has
> been obsoleted by the introduction of version tracking in the Debian
> BTS.

Well, apparantly this isn't entirely true, or at least, opinions differ.
Steve Langasek stated last night that "it was discussed that bugs fixed
in NMUs should be version-closed *and* tagged fixed".

Implementing this would un-obsolete a), for b) there still is no use
inside Debian (as version-tracking is a superior way of dealing with
bugs in terms of which suite they apply to).

Personally, I'm not sure, this use of 'fixed' would conflict with the
original (pre-NMU?) sematic of it being "The bug seems to have been
somehow resolved, but I'm not sure/it's not confirmed, so leaving it
open & tagged fixed instead of closing it"[1].

I think the bugs people should make a clear choice here, including
making the display on bugs.debian.org consistent, and that the rest of
the infrastructure should follow then.


[1] Technically it wouldn't because the one is "fixed + closed" and the
    other "fixed + open", but this is confusing at best

Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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