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Handling package adoption in the BTS (Was: Re: Processed: change submitter for ita)

submitter 242470 "James A. Treacy" <treacy@debian.org>
owner 242470 Thomas Viehmann <tv@beamnet.de>

On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 02:18:06PM -0700, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:
> > submitter 242470 !
> Bug#242470: ITA: libopenhbci -- Library to support the HBCI
> Changed Bug submitter from "James A. Treacy" <treacy@debian.org> to Thomas Viehmann <tv@beamnet.de>.

It is common practice to not change the submitter of a bug. The actual
submitter of that bug _did not change_. The submitter command of the BTS
is only intended to fix emailadresses and the like. By changing the
submitter, the original submitter will not get notified on closure of
the bug anymore.

You probably wanted to convey the fact that you are intending to adopt
this package. This is done by setting the owner to yourself. 'owner' in
BTS speak means "I take responsibility for solving this bug", and is
distinct from submitter ("I first noted this problem and fed it to the

See http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/ for more information on wnpp
entries, and http://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control for more
information on fields like 'owner'.


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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