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Re: Bug#176178: handling open security problems in woody with the BTS (here: the kernel)[was: Re: Bug#176178 acknowledged by developer (do not reopen)]

On Sun, Apr 06, 2003 at 01:25:12PM +0200, No?l K?the wrote:
> Closing these bugs shows "this bug is fixed in woody" which is not
> correct so they should left open.

In general, bugs are closed when the fixed packages hit unstable since
we don't usually fix bugs in stable.

Security bugs are special in that we do make fixes available for stable.
However, there is no point in keeping bugs open against he package in
question after the fix has been made available in proposed-updates or

The reason is that the maintainer has no further part to play (unless
otherwise requested by the Security Team or the Release Manager).  If
the Security Team or the Release Manager wishes to keep tabs on these
things, it would be easy to create a pseudo package where these bugs
can congregate.
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