Bug#394033: where to send NMU diff
I request that the following be changed:
Also, after doing an NMU, you have to send that information to the existing
bugs that are fixed by your NMU, including the unified diff. Alternatively
you can open a new bug and include a patch showing all the changes you have
Please strike the second sentence. This has really caused a lot of annoyance
and duplicate work lately.
The NMU diff should always be sent to the bug report that it applies to.
- The NMU is about a bug, so it should be sent to the bug. People reading
the bug want to know what's going on.
- Features like bug subscriptions and bts.turmzimmer.net suffer when
important information about a bug is sent elsewhere.
- A NMU diff is not, by itself, a bug, so it shouldn't be a bug.
I have heard as counterargument that if a NMU fixes many bugs, then making
a new bug for the diff saves space. I think considering the massive amount
of data sent across the BTS all the time, this is a silly argument. And
on average, a NMU doesn't fix more than one or two bugs.