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Re: SUGGESTION: Re: Some thoughts about problems within Debian

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Ola Lundqvist wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 11:24:12PM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > [3] "tries to fix" means that he looks into the bug. I do expect a
> >     maintainer to be able to fix a "missing build dependency on xyz" bug
> >     or to forward the bug to upstream. OTOH it's clear that there are
> >     cases where the maintainer can't do much about a bug (e.g. there's an
> >     inactive/dead upstream and he can't fix a bug in the source himself).
> Hi

Hi Ola,

> I have a suggestion to make it easier for others to fix such problems.
> One thing is a additional tag to the bug-database. HELP-NEEDED or
> some other similar name. This tag should be added to a package when
> the maintainer can not resolve the bug him/her-self. It is similar
> to the moreinfo tag but requests for help from other people than the
> submitter.

the "help" tag already present and exactly for this purpose:

          The maintainer is requesting help with dealing with this bug.

> Maybe also add NMU-ACCEPTED to the list of tags in the bugs-database.
> It will be added for a package that the maintainer accepts NMU:s for
> this bug (but probably want a patch too).

I can't see the big advantage of such a tag: You can keep the information
that the maintainer accepts NMUs for a bug in the bug log (and before
doing a NMU you have to read the complete log of the bug(s) you intend to

> Regards,
> // Ola


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