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Re: BTS version tracking

On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 01:45:03PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 10:34:23PM -0700, Brian Nelson wrote:
> > What if the maintainer uploads a version, say 1.3-2 (which is still the
> > most recent version), which supposedly fixes bug 1234567.  However, I
> > test it and find that it's actually not fixed.  Presumably, I would do:
> > 
> >   found 1234567 1.3-2
> > 
> > However, since 1.3-2 is equal to the current version, the BTS would
> > erroneously think that the bug is fixed.  That does seem to match
> > reality:
> > 
> >   http://bugs.debian.org/316089
> Yes, this is a bug in version tracking: it's a canonicalisation problem
> between various internal representations of versions in debbugs,
> reported as bug #319037. Fortunately I don't think it's *too* hard to
> solve ...

This should now be fixed, and fortunately only a few bugs were bitten by
this. I've repaired them.

There may still be a few broken corner cases in the case of packages
that have used dpkg-gencontrol's -v switch to produce binary packages
with a different version from their source package (which is where most
of the really hairy corner cases in version tracking show up). Please
report these if you run across them.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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