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Re: limitations of reportbug and BTS

On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 08:14:53PM +0000, Brian M. Carlson wrote:
> It searches for bugs on the source package, which in this case is
> kdebase.  You can change this behavior with --no-query-source.  My guess
> for the reason that --query-source is that quite frequently, especially
> with libraries, bugs will be filed on the package in which someone has
> found a bug, but the bug will also be present in other packages from the
> same source.
> For example, see #145786, filed on libarts1 over 3 and one-half *years*
> ago (and still not fixed).  This bug is still present in libarts1c2a,
> but because they are from the same source package, it can be assumed
> that the maintainers know about this.

It might make more sense to reassign those bugs to the current binary
package in unstable in that case, maybe.


Michael Banck
Debian Developer

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