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

On Fri, 06 Jun 2003 07:40:37 +1000
Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> wrote:
> I agree with you for Debian changes, after all, it is the Debian changelog.
> Still, nobody has convinced me that there is any point to include upstream
> changes there though.
> Perhaps I can put it another way.  The reason it's wrong to have a
> changelog entry like this
>   * Closes: #xxx.
> is not because that it closes #xxx without a good reason.  In fact,
> for the purposes of closing #xxx, it is entirely satisfactory as
> this is equivalent to stating that bug #xxx is fixed in the version
> that contains this changelog entry.
> The reason it's bad is because it implies that this bug is fixed
> by a Debian change, and that Debian change has not been documented
> in the Debian changelog.

Completely aside from what's "right" and "wrong", don't you think
'Upstream fixed segfault in --foo-bar (Closes: #12345)' presents the
information in an easily-accessible manner?

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