how to handle bugs with known workarounds?
[CC to debian-devel: how to handle bugs with known workarounds; It's
not helpful to close a bug if unexpected behaviour is detected and can
be worked around]
Herbert Xu writes:
> reassign 67522 bash
> reassign 67563 bash
> On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 11:33:53AM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> > reopen 67522
> > reopen 67563
> > thanks
> > These bugs can be worked around as suggested by the apt-move package
> > maintainer. Please apply the workaround as you suggested.
> Hmm, I thought the bug was in your package, not mine. So if you really want
> to have them open, I'll have to hand them over to you.
Although I am not a native speaker, I am pretty sure you did
understand the request. Is there any reason _not_ to apply the
workaround? The reassignment is
- wrong, because the workaround needs to be applied in the apt-move
package, until bash's behaviour is confirmed and fixed.
- unnecessary, because you already submitted a separate report for
- misleading, because nobody finds the report and opens a new report.
Hmm, I thought my request was clear: make apt-move work without a
fixed bash package. What's wrong with this approach?