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Bug#647828: notfound doesn't seem to handle versions the way it should

On Sun, 2011-11-06 at 18:13 +0100, Olivier Berger wrote:
> It seems to me that there's a problem on versions graph management in
> the notfound command.

No, there's a problem with your understanding of what "notfound"
does :-)

> I tried to mark the bug as fixed in revelation 0.4.11-9.2, which should
> work IMHO, since http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=586646
> only reports it found in version revelation/0.4.11-6
> Is there anything I missed with the syntax of notfound ?

You're approaching the problem from the wrong angle.  You didn't miss
anything in the syntax, rather in the purpose.

"notfound" performs the exactly opposite action of "found" - it removes
a version from the set of "found" versions; for #586646, as you noted
yourself, that set only contains "revelation/0.4.11-6", so asking
debbugs to remove 0.4.11-9.2 from it is a no-op.

The documentation at http://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control#notfound
makes this clear, imho, but I'm sure updates to improve the clarity
would be welcome.

If you want to mark the bug as fixed in a particular version, use the
predictably named "fixed" command.



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