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Re: wontfix and maintainer turnover

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:

> On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 08:07:46AM +0100, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> > I'd like to mention that it is not only good communication between
> > debian maintainers but also good communication amongs debian users.
> Yes, and good communication includes friendly user interfaces...
> > However, there are some cases where you have a wontfix for problems
> > so trivial that you do not want to waste the bug list (too many
> > entries makes it harder to read) and,  if you reported the bug upstream
> > (I assume that a bug against the maintainer work should never get a
> > wontfix), I think it is safe to close it, isn't it?
> ...which leads me to this.  If "too many entries makes [a Debian BTS
> index page] harder to read", the problem is with the interface.
> Surely you don't mean to imply that the disposition of a bug report
> should depend in any way on how many unrelated bugs happen to be in the
> bug tracking system?  That way lies madness, in my view.

If a packages bug page gets unreadable due to all the wontfix bugs on
that package isn't it time to fork the package and fix them yourself?


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