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Re: Please don't misuse the debian/changelog to close bugs!



On Thu, Jun 26, 2003 at 07:56:37AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Brian Nelson <pyro@debian.org> wrote:

> > http://bugs.debian.org/188740

> That's a documentation issue.  debian/changelog is not the place for
> documenting random features.

Messages that close bugs are, however, the place for documenting why
bugs are being closed and when those messages come from changelogs that
means that the changelogs ought to be more explicit too.

In this case things would've been fine if the feature integrated
upstream had done the same thing as the patch I originally submitted but
in fact it didn't quite do so, breaking my setup.  Had the changelog
been more explicit about why the bug was being closed there would've
been rather less confusion.

-- 
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