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Re: please cc summary to maintainer when reassigning bugs

Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Please, as a courtesy, when you reassign a bug report to another
> > package, cc it to the package maintainer, and put enough information in
> > so they can know why their package is at fault. Also check the severity
> > to make sure it makes sense for the new package. In fact, this is good
> > practice whenever you're doing anything with the BTS control@ that
> > impacts another developer's bug reports.
> Note, you don't have to actually cc the maintainer email, as that can be
> difficult to look up.  A simple cc to <package>@packages.debian.org would
> suffice.

Hmmm.  Maybe Emacs' `M-x debian-bts-control' (from the dpkg-dev-el
package) should offer to do that?  Except that we more often use the
control interface for our own bugs...  Maybe it's shouldn't
systematically prompt for that, but there could be a keybinging or menu
entry to do that.


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