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Bug#367238: marked as done (debbugs: affects for showing a bug causes problems in another package)

Your message dated Mon, 1 Feb 2010 09:37:25 -0800
with message-id <20100201173725.GA4235@volo.donarmstrong.com>
and subject line affects fixes this class of bugs
has caused the Debian Bug report #92481,
regarding debbugs: affects for showing a bug causes problems in another package
to be marked as done.

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Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: debbugs
Severity: wishlist

Many times a bug in one package causes symptoms to appear in another
package.  Reassigning the bug to the actual buggy package causes it to
disappear from the list of open bugs for the affected package, so
frequently duplicates get submitted (and reassigned, and merged,
lather, rinse, repeat).  Leaving a bug open in the affected package
means that it is not closed automaticly when the bug is fixed.

My proposal is to have "affects <list of packages>" associated with
the bug, and when displaying lists of bugs on a package show "this
package is affected by the following bugs in other packages".

-- System Information:
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  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-1-686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Blars Blarson			blarson@blars.org
With Microsoft, failure is not an option.  It is a standard feature.

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The (now not so new) affects feature deals with this class of bugs,
where a bug affects a package which it was originally assigned to, but
was then reassigned to the correct package.

Don Armstrong

We were at a chinese resturant.
He was yelling at the waitress because there was a typo in his fortune
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http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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