Re: Fixes (in terms of bugs)
> On Wed, Nov 25, 1998 at 02:49:04AM +0100, Richard Braakman wrote:
> > Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > > If you use the 'release --to master' command, you will be asked
> > > whether you want to close the bugs mentioned in the latest changelog
> > > after the new version has been uploaded.
> > Please don't. This closes them far too early. I've seen enough packages
> > get rejected from Incoming. Don't close the bugs until your package
> > is actually in the archive.
Hold on -- if that's the case, why does the release script offer this
functionality?! That's daft!! Well, who's the maintainer for
devscripts? The control file says:
Maintainer: Christoph Lameter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
But as the emails on this list have been saying recently, he's long
since left. I wonder who (if anyone) is currently looking after this
package? I'd be willing to take it on if noone else is.
> I thought there was going to be a dinstall feature that closes bugs exactly
> when the new packet is installed in the archive. Wasn't that the whole
> point of the crazy regexp that was posted here a few months ago?
Do you really mean dinstall? I thought that was what is used to
install a new Debian system? Is it also the name of the program which
installs packages from the Incoming queue?
> If I want to close bugs manually, it's no easier to run "release" than to
> just e-mail close notifications to all my bugs.
Well, yes. But the point of the release command was to close the bugs
as the package which fixes them is uploaded....
> (What/where is the "release" command, anyway, and how can people get away
> with such blatant namespace pollution?)
I wonder, then, whether there could be a section in the .changes file
which lists the closed bugs, something like:
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 14:44:40 +0000
Closes-bugs: 12345, 23456, 23457
Then when the package is installed into the archive, the bugs listed
will be closed.
How does this sound as a proposal?
Julian Gilbey Email: J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
Dept of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary & Westfield College,
Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, ENGLAND
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