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Re: [hertzog@debian.org: Re: Woody retrospective and Sarge introspective]

On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 07:49:56PM +0300, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 07:01:06PM +0200, Martin Waitz wrote:
> > storing a version range would enable all scripts to get the list
> > of affected distributions without the need to manually tag bugs.
> Finding out where this version range starts requires actual work by
> actual people.  You can't automate that.  The version in the bugreport
> is just the version the submitter happened to use, it doesn't say how
> old the bug is.

And frequently the version the submitter reports is just wrong, for
instance if she sees the bug on one machine and reports it from another.
Fortunately, the version is currently only a hint to the maintainer, so
it doesn't do any more damage than a little confusion when it's wrong.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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