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Re: Horrific new levels of changelog abuse

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:
> "Bug reports should be closed by sending email to nnn-done@bugs.debian.org.
> The message body needs to contain an explanation of how the bug was fixed."
> - http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#closing

Let's take a walk down that alley.

Can you please give us an operable definition of what is an adequate
"explanation of how the bug was fixed"?

For instance, in #207631 which was filed because rootstrap does not
support uml_swtich, you closed the bug with the explanation that
it now does.

Do you consider this to be a sufficient explanation of how it was
fixed? If so, what is your objection to closing the same bug with
the message that "it has been fixed in verion x"?

If not, would you hold all bug closers to the same level of scrutiny
that you wish to apply to people who close bugs through changelogs?
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