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

Mark Brown <broonie@sirena.org.uk> wrote:
> 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.

IMHO the only reason why a bug should be closed is that it has been
fixed by a Debian release.  The confusion in this particular instance
arises from a misunderstanding of what the bug is between the developer
and the user.  Putting more information in the debian/changelog entry
may make that misunderstanding more obvious, but it doesn't solve the
problem as the bug would've been closed anyway.
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