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Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:

>> What's the problem with submiting to submit@bugs rather than maintonly@bugs?
>   $ w3m -dump -cols 72 http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting | grep -2 maintonly | head
>   If a bug report is minor, for example, a documentation typo or a
>   trivial build problem, please adjust the severity appropriately and
>   send it to maintonly@bugs instead of submit@bugs. maintonly will
>   forward the report to the package maintainer only, it won't forward it
>   to the BTS mailing lists.
>   If you're submitting many reports at once, you should definitely use
>   maintonly@bugs so that you don't cause too much redundant traffic on
>   the BTS mailing lists. Before submitting many similar bugs you may also
>   want to post a summary on debian-bugs-dist.
> (The "post a summary" bit may be out of date; can ordinary users post to
> -bugs-dist these days?)

  So, yes, these are very special cases. Furthermore, people are not reading
  the BTS docs all the time and they might have missed such details.

Jérôme Marant


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