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Re: BTS version tracking

On Mon, Jul 18, 2005 at 10:28:06PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Colin Watson (cjwatson@debian.org) [050718 17:21]:
> > The BTS records that bug #NNNNNN was fixed in 1.1-sarge1 and 1.3, and
> > let's say the bug was found in version 1.1. Since it has the changelogs
> > (it gets these from ftp-master), it can build up a tree of which package
> > versions are based on which other package versions, which in this case
> > looks like this:
> How does the BTS cope with versions that are not available from
> ftp-master, but where the maintainer adds "found in" for them?

It records them for possible future reference, but otherwise ignores

Unrecognised fixed-in versions are similarly mostly ignored, although
the CGI scripts will sometimes use the presence of a fixed-in version
*somewhere* as an indicator that the bug is fixed. This is only as a
last-resort fallback if no better information is available, though.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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