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Re: closing upstream bugs with debian/changelog

On Sat, Apr 03, 2004 at 09:11:54PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:
> > 
> > If the Debian changelog is going to be used to close bugs in the Debian
> > BTS, it needs to explain why those bugs are being closed.  The above
> I understand that you set yourself at a standard above the rest of us
> which is all good, but this is not how the majority of Debian developer
> operate.

The majority of people who have contributed to this thread (and the
three dozen just like it in the last few months) have disagreed with
you. If they are representative of the entire developer community then
you are incorrect.

Only Clint Adams and yourself have posted recently in defense of
the terse changelog entries.

> However, it is my firm belief that all bug submitters should respect
> your work by actually verifying for themselves that the bug is indeed
> fixed.  After all, you might have made a simple typo/think in writing or
> verifying the fix to the bug.  It'd be a pity if it weren't picked up just
> because the submitter was complacent.

Good suggestion, but how is it relevant?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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