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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
of it.

> 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 <bam@debian.org>

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