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Re: the (unknown) maintainer in the BTS

Jordi Mallach <jordi@debian.org> wrote:
>On Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 10:34:11PM -0600, Douglas Bates wrote:
>> The list of bugs by maintainer on the bug tracking system web pages
>> have 18766 bugs in packages maintained by (unknown).  Similarly, the
>> list of bugs by package shows most packages as being maintained by
>> (unknown).  Does anyone know what's up?
>Yesterday night I closed some of them (those marked as important)

Er, since it seems that the BTS has forgotten who maintains most
packages, please don't close anything just because it's maintained by
(unknown) just yet :)

debian-bugs-dist seems to be inactive, so presumably this is related.

>My intention is to go over them, reassigning those that need to be
>reassigned and closing those against packages that have vanished completely.

I went through quite a few orphaned bugs a month or so ago, so it
shouldn't be *too* bad. boot-floppies bugs in particular seem to
accumulate against randomly-named packages quite quickly, mind you.

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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