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Bug#34071: debbugs: subscribing a package/subscribing a bug

On Sat, Jan 22, 2005 at 10:40:11PM +0200, Vassilii Khachaturov wrote:
> Package: debbugs
> Followup-For: Bug #34071
> The bug seems really old, so maybe it didn't exist back when it
> was originally reported, but right now there is a possibility
> to subscribe a particular package's traffic. E.g., look at
> the following page:
> http://packages.qa.debian.org/t/thttpd.html

Yes, but that is a bugs.debian.org feature and not part of core debbugs.
Note that this report is filed against debbugs.

> As for getting updates on interesting bugs, I must say that this
> indeed is a needed feature. Currently it is possible to hack
> by filing a deliberate duplicate on a bug that already exists
> that you are interested in, then requesting a merge of the 2 bugs.
> Tempting as it might be, I am not doing that, (assuming that if
> everybody does it, it would overload the BTS with stupid duplicates),

Even if you did that, it wouldn't mean you'd get updates. Submitters are
not automatically sent mail that's sent to bugs they submitted. This is
all part of the same generic problem.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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