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Re: divergence from upstream as a bug

On Sat, 21 Jun 2008, Magnus Holmgren wrote:
> 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.

We don't need the Fixes: or Patches: complexity at all; it doesn't
solve any problems that need to be solved, and means that a few dozen
tools need to be changed to support it.

> 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.

Bugs will be closed when they're fixed in Debian. We just won't
archive them until the tag is removed.

Don Armstrong

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character, give him power.
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