Re: Do not use email@example.com for bug ping-pong
On Thu, 14 Dec 2006, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 03:05:35AM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > If you're doing this, you better have already written (or gotten
> > someone else to write) the patch to fix whatever bug you want
> > reopened and fixed; otherwise the ctte will likely close and
> > ignore your bug report too.
> FWIW, this particular ctte member is likely to side with any
> submitter who can demonstrate that there is a real, non-wishlist bug
> in the package.
I meant that it's unlikely that the bug will actually be fixed unless
there's a patch, as there's no way to force the maintainer to do the
work. [And really, if it's a big enough deal to bother the -ctte about
it, someone should be convinced enough to bother to write the patch.]
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