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Bug#664257: multiarch tuples are not documented/defined

Goswin von Brederlow writes ("Re: Bug#664257: multiarch tuples are not documented/defined"):
> Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:
> > What change to the Debian operating system, or to processes,
> > documents, infrastructure or organisational arrangements, maintained
> > by the Debian project, is this bug requesting ?
> Aren't the Upstream and Forwarded tags exactly for this situation?


Upstream means that we agree that the problem is a bug in Debian, but
that the bug is also in the upstream code - ie, we have inherited it
from upstream.

Forwarded means that we agree that the problem is a bug in Debian; we
think that the best way to fix it is to engage with upstream (and
perhaps take their fix in due course, or perhaps cherry pick it); and
we have therefore notified upstream via their bug tracker.

These overlap.  Normally Forwarded would imply Upstream although I
guess there might be bizarre situations where we would (for example)
ask for upstream help or advice with fixing a bug which manifests only
in Debian.

But neither of them is appropriate if the bug cannot be fixed by any
change in Debian (a package, process, document, or whatever).


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