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Re: When not to close a bug in a changelog...

On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 09:43:17AM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-10-15 at 08:43, Erich Schubert wrote:
> > Well, i guess the debian-project team should deal with this, and publish
> > a guideline wheter or not NMU-fixed bugs should be closed in a changelog
> > entry or via bugnumber-close@bugs.debian.org
> Could so someone explain to me exactly why NMUs don't close the bugs in
> the first place?

Originally because bugs were lost 30 days after closure, and that's not a
good thing to do when the maintainer isn't the one closing them. That's
still the case since they're archived after 30 days and no longer
editable/reopenable. Colin Watson's been working on changing that,
dunno if he's gotten anywhere.


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