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Re: should bugs really be closed?

On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, Matthias Klose wrote:

> well, you can still get the version, when the bug was closed from the
> changelog. If we do not close the bug, nobody will get a note that the
> bug has been fixed (in the new default version). Bugs reported for 3.2
> have been closed when 3.3 became the default version, not earlier.
> what interest does Debian have in keeping these bugs open?

What if bugs filed against older versions get cloned to the newer package, the
newer package closes the cloned bugs, and when the old package is removed, the
bugs get closed?

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