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

On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, Herbert Xu wrote:

> David B Harris <david@eelf.ddts.net> wrote:
> >
> > 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?
> No, I believe this information is both redundant and incomlete.
> Please read my earlier posts comparing this with what happens to
> upstream fixes that are noticed after the upload.

Do you agree that closing bugs thru debian/changelog is easier than the old
fashion way of using ####-done@bugs.debian.org?  Do you agree that because it
is easier, it saves you time?

So, if it saves you time, why aren't you writing better changelogs?

If people really think that:

 * Closes: #1234

is appropriate in a changelog, then consider when we didn't have this feature.


be a valid line in a changelog?  No, it wouldn't.

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