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Re: Who gets an email when with bugreports [was: Re: Unauthorised activity surrounding tbb package]

+++ Adam D. Barratt [2015-01-19 11:01 +0000]:
> On 2015-01-19 10:47, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> >On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 09:26:41AM +0000, Wookey wrote:
> >>Can someone remind me what the current rules are (or where it's
> >>written down). I know it doesn't work the way I expect it ought
> >>to, but I forget/never-understood exactly how it does work.

> >The package maintainer gets all the email releated to the bugs
> >(including responses from control@b.d.o), unless the emails are
> >sent to nnnn-quiet@b.d.o.

> That's incorrect. nnn-submitter doesn't get sent to the maintainer
> either, as covered earlier in this thread.
> There's a reference list on
> https://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#followup

Ah yes, and that list has no option for 'maintainer and submitter' or
'everybody who replied to this bug' which both seem like things one
would like to use. Also, so far as I can tell, neither of those are
default cases either. 

I recall looking at that list for the 'maintainer and submitter'
option, and being disappointed not to find one. Am I right that the
only way to expliticly mail the submitter and the maintainer is to
look the submitter's mail up in the initial bugrep and just CC it,
whilst replying to bugnum@b.d.o, which will automatically include the
maintainer? (which feels like work the BTS could do for me, maybe even
by default). Or should I mail both nnn@b.d.o _and_ nnn-submitter@b.d.o
to get the desired effect? Doesn't that result in two mails to
debian-bugs-dist, which seems wrong/unhelpful?

I can see that the system goes to a lot of trouble to make sure people
don't get mail they didn't want, but it seems to make it hard to
ensure thast everyone _does_ get responses. Perhaps I am failing to
understand how to use it, but in that case I claim that it's not very

I think Stefano accurately described how I think it should work.

Principal hats:  Linaro, Debian, Wookware, ARM

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