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Re: question: bugfixes in experimental?


On Sun, 2005-07-31 at 08:11 +0200, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> Shouldn't it be some kind of policy to mark a bug as fixed,
> only if the fix is available on the same level as the previous
> broken package?
 There's a semi-policy IMHO, you can tag[1] the bugs instead of closing
them, so there's a fixed-in-experimental for example. You can also tag
the bug as sarge, etch, whichever contains the bug. Say, if the bug
exists in sarge _and_ etch, then you fix the bug for Etch, but instead
of closing it, remove the etch tag. Then, fix the bug for Sarge, and
say it is important enough that the volatile project accept it, so
you close the bugreport. Otherwise you better close it anyway, as you
don't have other way to make the fix into Sarge; well, maybe with the
upcoming revisions as it happeded with Woody and earlier.

[1] http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#tags

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