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Re: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=265920

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@lkcl.net> wrote:
> i've thought for a long time about how to reply to your message.

Let's quickly outline what's happened here:

1) Luke files a bug agains Debian. So far, so good.
2) Some time later, Luke contacts a KDE developer and asks if the bug
has been fixed.
3) The response is, approximately, "This is the first I've heard of it".

We (Debian) have a bug tracking system in order to keep track of bugs in
our distribution. It's the job of either the bug submitter or (more
usually) the Debian maintainer to contact upstream to make sure that
they're aware of the bug. It is *not* the upstream maintainer's job to
examine Debian's bug database.

Which is, uh, pretty much what Dirk said. Luke, what the christ are you
upset about? Nobody's said "Don't report this bug to us", they've said
"If you report a bug to Debian and nobody forwards it, we know nothing
about it".

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.devel@srcf.ucam.org

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