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Re: a few tips on proper use of version tracking in the Debian BTS

On Sun, Oct 23, 2005 at 09:41:15AM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Brian" == Brian May <bam@debian.org> writes:

>     Brian> What is the preferred way of closing bugs that are not bugs
>     Brian> (e.g. mistake by the submitter)?  -- Brian May
>     Brian> <bam@debian.org>

> Has the "reassign" command changed? What versions apply if you
> reassign a bug to another package based on a different source?

It is possible to say

  reassign $bugnum $package $version

If you don't specify a version, then the bug is assumed to apply to all
versions as before.

> Along similar lines, if a have a "closes: #nnn" in my changelog for
> package X, but the bug is for package Y, is this going to mess things
> up?

Well, things will be messed up, as there's no possible way for the BTS to
correctly infer your meaning. :)  If the bug is closed in an upload of
package X, then either the bug belongs to package X[1], or it shouldn't have
been closed.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

[1] with the exception, currently, of wnpp, but maybe usertags will change
that soon too

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