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Bug#433324: debbugs: The xxx-submitter alias sends a copy to the PTS when it shouldn't

Package: debbugs
Severity: wishlist

I just responded to a bug report and mailed 433290@bugs.debian.org and
433290-submitter@bugs.debian.org. I got two copies back via the PTS when I
should have got only one.

The semantic of the -submitter email has always been that it's a simple
alias to the submitter and nothing else (no record in the bug trail, no
forward to -bugs-dist). This was not always well known and is often a
source of confusion (see #96134 for a request to change).

In any case, currently it makes sense to not forward mails sent to
-submitter email to the PTS since people are sending a copy directly to
the xxx@b.d.o email.

 X-Loop: owner@bugs.debian.org
 Subject: Bug#433290: dpkg: /usr/bin/man not found
 Reply-To: Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>, 
 Resent-To: etch_deb@comita.ru
 Resent-Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:45:05 +0000
 Resent-Message-Id: <handler.433290.U433290.118457906016541@bugs.debian.org>
 X-Loop: dpkg@packages.qa.debian.org
 X-PTS-Package: dpkg
 X-PTS-Keyword: bts

Those headers proves that I effectively got a copy via the -submitter mail.
The other copy had:
 Resent-From: Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>
 Resent-To: debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org
 Resent-CC: Dpkg Developers <team@dpkg.org>
 Resent-Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:45:02 +0000
 Resent-Message-Id: <handler.433290.B433290.118457906016533@bugs.debian.org>

If you ever decide to change the semantic of -submitter, please mail
debian-devel-announce and ask people to update the documentation.
BTW, I tend to agree that xxx-submitter@ should reach the bug log and the

- simpler to use for developers, no need to put two emails in the headers

- another alias for the public bug log that will be catched by spammers
- people used to the semantic


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
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Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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