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Re: Bug#193497: marked as done (svtools: svsetup uses bashism "echo -e")

On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 06:17:57PM +0200, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> yes. And what is when someone is offline and wants to see what
> that bug was about?

It also helps if the maintainer accidently closes the wrong bug
in the Changelog.

 * New upstream version (closes: #1111).

means nothing if say bug #1111 is for a completely different package,
People are left wondering "How did this new upstream package fix the
bug in this other package? Was it accidental? Was it deliberate?"


 * New upstream version, fixes bad error message (closes: #1111).

Serves two purposes:

#1. Makes it clear that bug #1111 was the wrong bug.

#2. Gives the chance of somebody else being able to look up what bug the
maintainer really intended to close.

Especially, if say, there was a bug #11111 against the same package with
a title "bad error message produced when XXXX".

In this case it becomes pretty obvious that the maintainer probably
forgot to enter an extra digit.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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