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Re: should bugs really be closed?

On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 11:29:59AM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> > As gcc changelog.Debian states, bugs filed against earlier versions of gcc
> > (e.g. gcc-3.2 or gcc-2.95) are closed when they are fixed in later version
> > (e.g. gcc 3.3).
> >
> > Is that really correct?
> > gcc-3.2 package is still in Debian and still contains those bugs. So IMHO
> > bugs should be still opened against it, unless a fix is backported.
> These bugs won't be fixed in gcc-3.2.  gcc-3.3 is a newer upstream version.
> Just because it's made as a separate package doesn't mean a newer upstream
> hasn't been uploaded(3.3).
> If we follow your advice, then all packages would need to have separate
> per-(major-)version instances, so that bugs on older versions could be fixed.

I think he just wants them kept open until the old gcc versions get
removed from the archive. That does make a certain amount of sense.

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