Re: Accepted directory-administrator 1.3.5-1 (i386 source)
On Thu, 22 May 2003, Brian Nelson wrote:
> If you don't do this, the original bug submitters will see a bug has
> been fixed, but probably not remember what the bug was, especially if he
> or she filed multiple bugs for the package. Furthermore, it's a real
> pain to have to look at the BTS, and then search through the upstream
> changelog to find the corresponding fix.
That's the wrong reason.
Consider the admin, who discovers some bug. They look at the changelogs for
the problem package, seeing if it had a similiar bug. Also, consider that
this system is not online, and the admin has no network connection.