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Re: divergence from upstream as a bug

On 18/05/08 at 19:57 +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> As I understand it, the proposal is to put *new* information (that
> Debian source diverges, and exactly why) into an existing location
> that is already a place we expect upstream to know about (the Debian
> BTS)

Huh? Upstreams knowing about the Debian BTS? Sure, in an ideal world,
that's the case. But most upstreams don't follow the BTS/don't use it,
simply because they don't have time to do that.

So it's better to provide a new source of information (patches.d.o),
with only the most important information, without asking upstream to go
through all bugs in a package to find a few useful patches.
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