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Re: Accepted directory-administrator 1.3.5-1 (i386 source)

Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:

> On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 10:10:28PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
>> * Francesco Paolo Lovergine (frankie@debian.org) [030522 21:35]:
>> > Ugh, also this one. Do not use changelog for closing fixed bugs. 
>> > Do it using BTS directly.
>> The developers references tells that both methods are allowed in 5.11.4
>> http://www.debian.de/doc/developers-reference/ch-pkgs.en.html#s-ack-nmu
>> I for myself prefer the changelog entry because it shows direct which
>> bugs are closed by the maintainer.
> There's another interesting approach: use 'dpkg-buildpackage -v<last
> version you uploaded>'. That way you don't even need to include another
> changelog entry, but the generated .changes will include a Closes: line
> for all the NMU-fixed bugs.

This is the best method, I think.  IIRC, bug submitters don't receive an
acknowledgment for bugs fixed in an NMU; they only receive them when
closed by the maintainer.  Consequently, they only get an acknowledgment
that says something like

  * Acknowledge NMU (closes: xxx)

which is not informative at all.  I would much rather see the changelog
entry made by the NMU-er.

Poems... always a sign of pretentious inner turmoil.

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