Re: Backports service becoming official
On 09/06/2010 07:33 PM, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On Mon, 06 Sep 2010 at 17:52:17 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> Alexander Reichle-Schmehl writes ("Backports service becoming official"):
>>> Because of limitations in the Debian Bug Tracking System, any bugs
>>> relevant to backported packages still have to be reported to the
>>> debian-backports  list
>> What are the BTS limitations ?
> I assume the relevant limitation is that in the BTS' data model, each source
> package has a single maintainer, whereas the maintainer of a backport isn't
> necessarily anything to do with the maintainer of the original package (who'd
> end up receiving backport-specific bug reports, if using the BTS).
Probably the backport maintainers should be subscribed to the bugs of the
package automatically. They have to maintain th ebug anyway, which includes
looking at the bugs and fixing them...
Bernd Zeimetz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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