Bug#433324: debbugs: The xxx-submitter alias sends a copy to the PTS when it shouldn't
I just responded to a bug report and mailed firstname.lastname@example.org and
email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org email.
Subject: Bug#433290: dpkg: /usr/bin/man not found
Reply-To: Raphael Hertzog <email@example.com>,
Resent-Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:45:05 +0000
Those headers proves that I effectively got a copy via the -submitter mail.
The other copy had:
Resent-From: Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Resent-CC: Dpkg Developers <email@example.com>
Resent-Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:45:02 +0000
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
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