On fredagen den 13 juni 2008, Don Armstrong wrote: > On Fri, 13 Jun 2008, Magnus Holmgren wrote: > > The downside is that a bug can't simply be downgraded from fixed to > > patched; it would have to be marked found and patched in the same > > version, but that's hopefully a relatively rare situation. > > Why do we need to track which revisions have divergence? > Divergences aren't an issue for release managers, nor are they an > issue for users. > > There are only two questions about divergences that the BTS needs to > answer: > > * I'm upstream. Are there any divergences by Debian that I should > cherry pick? > > * I'm the maintainer. Are there any divergences which the upstream > has merged which I can mark as undiverged? > > A simple, single tag handles both of these cases. The first is > answered by selecting packages which have the tag which someone is the > upstream for. The second by removing the tag when the divergence goes > away by an upload to unstable (or a commit that will end up in > unstable soon.) Right. For some reason I forgot that a bug isn't automatically closed when it's marked fixed in all existing branches. As long as the new changelog/changes "command" (Fixes:/Patches:) causes the bug to be marked fixed but not closed, we're fine. I don't even think we need a new tag; a fix to a bug tagged "upstream" can be assumed to be a divergence until the bug is finally closed. -- Magnus Holmgren email@example.com Debian Developer
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