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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).
> http://www.foo.com/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa/
> aaaaaaaaaa
> 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!

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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