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

On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 09:39:55PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 08:49:52PM +0200, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
> > On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 12:31:14PM -0700, Brian Nelson wrote:
> > > 
> > > >    * Acknowledge NMU (closes: #174301, #172803, #179036, #177616)
> > 
> > Ugh, also this one. Do not use changelog for closing fixed bugs. 
> > Do it using BTS directly.
> Come on. This is getting a bit over the top, IMHO.
> After all, he *did* merge those changes from the NMU into his local
> tree. Or even if he just pulled the lastest debian source, it would
> still be a change. I think it's entirely reasonable to do this.
> What is the current consensus on this?

That's a general consensus about not using changelog as a BTS management
tool. That's an improper use, see some old flames about similar
cases. And it generally causes confusion in bug submitters' mind:
how many of them knows the difference between a fixed and a closed bug?
A brief note about NMU changes incorporation in changelog 
and closing those bugs in BTS by hand is more correct IMO.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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