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Re: Bug#123234: Deprecate BTS "close" command?

On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 01:10:48PM +0100, Luca - De Whiskey's - De Vitis wrote:

> > I would love to see the BTS "close" command deprecated.  I can't think
> > of a single situation in which it is a good thing to use.

> It appens, some time, that the Closes command in the changelog file do
> not closes bug on the bts; so, when I check my bug list, I'd like to
> close them with a single mail.

> Another situation in wich I used it, was when I closed some ITP not
> closed by their submitters: I sent only one mail.

You can still close bugs by mailing nnnnn-done@bugs.debian.org.  The
problem with using closes rather than this is that the submitter just
gets notified that their bug has been closed with no explanation as to
why.  If you mail -done a copy of the mail gets sent to the submitter,
hopefully explaining why the bug has been closed.  

IOW, all removing the closes command does is help prevent one kind of
error in BTS usage.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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