Re: Closing bugs such as 210560
On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 11:15:35AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> Should Debian users be expected to forward their bug reports upstream instead
> of filing Debian bug reports?
> Chris has closed many of my bug reports against kmail, including 210560 (see
> trivial demonstration of the bug below).
> It has always been my understanding that bugs should be reported to the Debian
> developer. That saves upstream being bothered in the case of Debian specific
> changes that break things, and it means that if a bug is noticed by 1000
> people at the same time they have a convenient place to look for reports to
> limit the instance of multiple reports.
> If someone wants to go through all my KDE bug reports, figure out which ones
> haven't been fixed and file some upstream reports then that would probably be
> useful. I don't have time for it at the moment and probably won't have time
> in the forseeable future.
This is what the forwarded tag is for.
As far as I'm concerned there's no reason to close the bug report if
the maintainer agrees that it's a bug and yet the bug is still present!
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