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Re: reopening bugs closed by removal after package reintroduction?


On 12.05.20 09:26, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 7:15 AM Ulrike Uhlig wrote:
>> Can you explain a bit better which issues this could cause to
>> maintainers? About how many cases per year are we talking for example?
> The issue is the extra work that triaging old bugs involves, vs just
> ignoring the old bugs that may or may not still apply.
> The latest dd-list I posted had 22 cases of packages reintroduced
> since buster that still have bugs marked as closed with a version that
> ends in +rm.

I think it makes sense to reopen these bugs automatically.

>> I don't understand the question. Do you mean, that when these bugs are
>> automatically reopened, maintainers would be required to triage them
>> manually? If this is what you mean, it seems like what maintainers do
>> anyway. Looking at your questions below, this is probably not what you mean.
> That is what I mean. Based on the 22 cases I posted in the dd-list,
> I'm not sure folks doing package reintroductions are aware of the need
> to reopen the old bugs. For the people I've approached about this so
> far (before this thread), they hadn't noticed the devref section about
> it.


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