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Re: BTS version tracking

On Sun, Aug 14, 2005 at 02:00:04PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2005 at 12:06:29PM +0100, Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:
> > (...)
> > The 'reopen' command takes an optional submitter argument, so it was
> > difficult to get a version in here unambiguously. Instead, we've
> > introduced a new 'found' command, which says "I've found the bug in this
> > version of the package". You can use this whether the bug is open or
> > closed; if the bug's closed and you give a version more recent than the
> > last recorded fixed version, the bug will be considered open again.

> >   found 1234567 1.3-2

> > 'found' is now preferred to 'reopen' except when reopening bugs that
> > were closed without a version (e.g. closed as invalid).

> > When you mail nnnnnn-done without Version:, i.e. the old way of closing
> > bugs, the bug tracking system does approximately what it always did and
> > records the bug as closed for all versions of the package containing it.
> > Obviously, this loses the benefits of version tracking, and is now
> > intended only for pseudopackages and for closing bugs that were never
> > bugs to start with. It's still OK to use 'reopen' in the traditional way
> > to reopen such bugs in a versionless way, although the 'found' control
> > command without a version number works too.

> I was wondering, what is the correct way to handle when you're stupid
> and close the wrong bug in changelogs ? (like i did with #321876, when i
> intended to close #321976)

AIUI, this falls under the use case described above for the "found" control

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