Re: Debian bugs belong to the Debian BTS
On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 06:20:26PM +0200, Michael Ablassmeier wrote:
> If the Maintainer uses the "forward"-Tag, it is guaranteed that
> he is informed, if the Problem was fixed by upstream. Also he
No, there are no guarantees.
Especially if upstream don't have a BTS and forget about the bug
The bug could be fixed upstream without the maintainer ever being aware
> acts as first contact person, which provides the Upstream Authors
> detailed, technical Informations about the Package.
It also (as reported elsewhere) saves the bug submitter from having to
register with other bug tracking systems and/or mailing lists just to
report the bug.
Brian May <email@example.com>