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do not do this



abiword (1.1.3+cvs.2003.02.04-1) unstable; urgency=low

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  * Not reproducible, if persists please reopen - closes: #163960, #172507, #172510, #172511
  * I don't think this is a bug - closes: #172509

 -- Masayuki Hatta <mhatta@debian.org>  Tue,  4 Feb 2003 00:53:54 +0900

I don't know how often this has to be said.  The changlog is not your
personal bug-closing service. It is the CHANGELOG. If you have not made
a change to the content of the package that closes a bug, you MAY NOT
close it in the changelog. 

Closing a bug in the changelog in this fashion results in stupid
automated messages being sent to our users. These messages, in case
you've never read them, read like this:

  We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
  <blah>, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:
  ....
    * I don't think this is a bug - closes: #172509

This has been pointed out repeatedly, publically, each time a developer
makes this mistake, since the day after Closes: support was added to
dinstall, and developers are still making this mistake. It is explained
in the Developer's Reference. No developer, at this point, has any
excuse save willful disregard or stupidity for abusing the changelog
like this. If you all cannot get this simple thing right, how do you
expect to get important things right?

-- 
see shy jo

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