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Re: Closing bugs as submitter?

On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 02:09:06AM +0200, Jan C. Nordholz wrote:
> Dear list,
> I'd like to ask you if it is desired (and possible at all)
> that submitters close their own bugs if they have been fixed
> without the package maintainer's noticing. The informational
> pages on b.d.o don't state whether control@b.d.o is obeying
> commands from everyone, and whether or not such behaviour
> (meddling with bugs as non-maintainer) would be deemed
> appropriate.
> In my special case, the bug I've reported two weeks ago
> has apparently been fixed upstream, and the latest upload
> of the package to experimental has brought the fix into
> the archive. Now I'd like to save the maintainer some work
> and tag the bug fixed-in-experimental myself (together with
> a short explanatory message to the bug log), but am unsure
> whether I'm allowed to.

Yes, you may do so -- if in doubt, simply write an explanatory mail to
bugnr@bugs.debian.org, and let the maintainer deal with it. If you're sure
that what you're doing is correct, there is in general no reason to not do it.
In order to prevent problems, I suggest being extra cautious changing the
state of bugs if you're not completely sure how to undo any potential
mistake you might make.

In all cases, writing mail to bugnr@bugs.debian.org is always safe to do, and
there should always be some maintainer somewhere who will read the message can
can act on it appropriately.

Thank you for your contribution (bugreports are also contributions in a way)
to Debian!

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

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