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Re: Horrific new levels of changelog abuse

On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 12:51:39PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:

> Well if they were fixed by upstream changes they should be clearly marked
> as such:

> New upstream release (closes: #xxx).

> Otherwise the changes that fixed them must be Debian changes and hence
> must be documented.  Where is the problem with that?

Simply saying that the bug was fixed in the new upstream release doesn't
tell the user why (unless they were asking for the new release, of
course).  If the fix doesn't conform to the users expectations this then
creates confusion that may have been avoidable if the message closing
the bug were a bit more explicit.

I can see why you would feel that this additional information wouldn't
appropriate for the Debian changelog but if that's the only information
that ends up going to the submitter about why the bug is closed then
that changes things a bit.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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