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Re: Processed: glimpse package is no longer in the Debian archive

On Sun, Aug 26, 2001 at 04:33:07PM -0500, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:
> > close 60852
> Bug#60852: glimpse: full of temp races
> Bug closed, send any further explanations to Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net>
[snipped a lot of the same]

People! Yes, you, newbies who haven't read the BTS documentation!

Using 'close' to close bugs, especially those which arn't really fixed but
just no longer useful, is WRONG. The submitter only gets the subject line,
and that's hardly nice. Especially when you tell people "this is a dead
package, we won't help you, go find something else".

If this abuse continues, I might just exercise my ability to disable the
close command in the control bot one day...

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