Re: closing upstream bugs with debian/changelog
On Sat, Apr 03, 2004 at 09:11:54PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> 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.
Actually, this is one of the reasons I find uninformative changelog
entries problematic - should the bug not actually be fixed an
uninformative close message makes it much more difficult to work out why
the maintainer thought the bug was fixed.
> Besides, you can also provide the explanation by posting them to the
> BTS directly. Granted this is not as convenient as slipping them into
> the Debian changelog, but alas we don't put things in the Debian
Yes - if you don't want to put the information in the changelog then
that would seem to be an appropriate way to close the bug.
> changelog just because it is convinient. Otherwise we'd be closing
> bugs fixed in past Debian versions (or bugs that aren't bugs at all)
> using the Debian changelog.
That's not actually an unknown practice, unfortunately.
"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."