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Re: closing upstream bugs with debian/changelog

Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> schrieb:

> I'm not sure that I really buy this argument.  But let's assume that
> there're people out there verifying that the bugs being closed are
> really fixed.  Couldn't they get exactly the same information from
> either the BTS (perhaps by subscribing to the PTS) or through the
> upstream changelog?

The upstream changelog is only useful if one can find the relevant
entry. "Rewrote xfoo stuff completely" or "now using libtool version
bar" will not necessarily indicate to the bug reporter that this is what
in fact fixed his "baz segfaults when called with --bla" bug. 

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie

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