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Re: spam closes Debian bugs!

On Mon, 15 Mar 2004, Enrico Zini wrote:

> Package A has a bug that's caused by a bug in library B.  Library B gets
> a new upload before the bug is reassigned.  A user of package A could
> notice that and close the bug leveraging the work of the busy or
> vacationed maintainer of A (although retitling as a request of versioned
> depend would be better).  In general, users can be the best to discover
> that a bug is not so anymore.
Sure - they should foreward this information to the BTS and perhaps they
could tag it "fixed".  But they should not *close* the bug.

> People doing random scans of the BTS archive could do investigation and
> discover that an old bug, maybe dealing with changing environmental
> issues, is not valid anymore, and thus close them.
IHMO, closing a bug should be done by the maintainer or the QA team in
case of MIA maintainers but not by random users.

Kind regards


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