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Bug#484806: developers-reference: please suggest cloning instead of reassingning

Package: developers-reference
Version: 3.3.9
Severity: normal


if a bug in package A affects operation of package B, the bug will be
re-filed over and over against B if the maintainer of B just reassigns
the bug to A.

I therefore suggest re-wording the first paragraph of bullet (2) in
chapter 5.8.3 to say:

    If the bug is real but it's caused by another package, just
    reassign the bug to the right package. If you don't know which
    package it should be reassigned to, you should ask for help on IRC
    or on <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>. Please make sure that the
    maintainer(s) of the package the bug is reassigned to know why you
    reassigned it, for example by Cc:ing the message that does the
    reassign to packagename@packages.debian.org and explaining why the
    bug is reassigned. Please note that a reassignment is _not_
    e-mailed to the maintainers of the package being reassigned to, so
    they are not going to see the bug until they do bug triage if you
    don't Cc the reassignment.

    If the bug affects the operation of your package, please consider
    cloning the bug and reassigning the clone to the package that
    really causes the behavior to avoid the bug getting invisible in
    your package's bug list which might cause users to report the same
    bug over and over again. You might also want to block "your" bug
    with "their" bug to document the relationship.


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