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Bug#474742: debbugs: cannot clone merged bug

severity 474742 wishlist
tag 474742 wontfix

On Mon, 07 Apr 2008, Marcus Better wrote:
>  Bug is marked as being merged with others. Use an existing clone.
> I'm not really interested in reassigning any one of the original
> merged bugs. They are for the original package and the
> reporter/maintainer probably likes them to remain where they are.

You still have to pick one of them; whether you unmerge one and
reassign or unmerge one, clone it, and remerge is up to you.

> Also the wording "Use an existing clone" doesn't make much sense
> since the original bugs weren't cloned, but rather merged.

If they're merged, they're the same bug, and therefore clones of

Don Armstrong

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