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Re: should all bug reports be filed against /source/ packages?

Ansgar <ansgar@43-1.org> schrieb:
> the thread about naming (source) packages reminded me of an other thing:
> Debian's bug tracking system currently (mostly) tracks bugs against
> binary packages and (less often) against source packages.
> It gets confused if a source & binary package with the same name, but
> otherwise unrelated exist; or when the same binary is built from
> different sources on different architectures; or when binary and source
> versions don't match (version tracking really should use source
> versions).  In addition there are issues when binary packages get
> renamed (e.g. when libfoo1 gets dropped in favor of libfoo2).
> I believe bugs should always be assigned to source packages as source
> packages are really the unit we use to keep track of packages.

Fully agreed. It's also hard for users to pinpoint the correct binary
package and they tend to get stale with changes to binary names anyway
(soname changes to libs etc.)


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