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Bug#374738: developers-reference: [5.8.4] Only most recent section of changelog is considered

On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 08:48:08PM -0500, Kevin Glynn wrote:
> Package: developers-reference
> Severity: normal
> Section 5.8.4 should make it clear that only the most recent section
> of the changelog is significant for closing bugs. So, if one uploads
> version -11, followed by -13 bugs closed in the -12 section will not
> be picked up by daks and closed automatically.
This is controllable to various options to the dpkg-dev tools, eg.
dpkg-buildpackage -v, which presumably just passes it on to

> I suppose this is the scenario addressed by the line "To close any
> remaining bugs that were fixed by your upload, email the .changes
> file to XXX-done@bugs.debian.org, where XXX is your bug number.",
> but I think this requires a bit more explanation.
Of course using the changelog is commonly preferred, for conformity;
this suggestion is just for the case that a previosly-reported problem
turns out to have been fixed which wasn't known to be so at thet time
of upload, especially for a package with many bugs, or for a new
upstream release.


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