Re: Bug#193497: marked as done (svtools: svsetup uses bashism "echo -e")
On Mon, 02 Jun 2003 07:39:38 +1000, Herbert Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> So what? The *Debian* changelog is for Debian changes only. It's
> not there for listing upstream changes, copyright information, or
> who your favourite TV personality is.
A change that closes a bug is a significant change that
happened to that package since the last version I installed. I don't
care wherever the source of the change comes from; I care that the
package, as installed on my machine, is changed, and changed
significantly (hey, I think bugs and resolutions are sigfnificant).
The change needs be detailed in the changelog.
> Well if the maintainer wishes to include more information, we don't
> need to stop them. But we sure as hell shouldn't be forcing them to
> duplicate what is already in the upstream changelog.
One of the things the BTS says that the bug is closed -- you
shall be receiving detailed explanations from the person closing the
Not that you now need to go hunt around for the explanation.
I think this is a good thing -- we provide explanations for
why we are closing bugs. And we need to educate people not to tersely
close reports, without the promised full explanation.
Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow, Bright blue his jacket is, and his
boots are yellow. None has ever caught him yet, for Tom, he is the
master: His songs are stronger songs, and his feet are faster. Tolkien
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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