Re: When not to close a bug in a changelog...
On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 06:05:40PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-10-15 at 16:16, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > It serves to provide evidence that the maintainer isn't actually paying
> > attention to the package.
> You can always look at who closed the bug. And we would still have the
> "nmu" tag.
Well, the nmu tag would not provide the same information. If many bugs
remain "fixed by NMU" but unacknowledged, then the maintainer isn't paying
attention. But if a bug is closed with an "nmu" tag, then even if the
maintainer promptly verifies and includes the NMU patch, the bugreport
will remain in the same state.