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

tags #484806 patch

On Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 10:32:16AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> Sounds good. Could you prepare a patch against the devref tree found at 
> svn.debian.org/ddp/manuals/trunk/developers-reference ?
> Maybe the current second paragraph of bullet (2) (about changing
> severity) could be moved to a separate bullet point as well.

Done. That took me much longer than a team member would have taken
(with better docbook foo and an already checked-out repository), but
here you go.

Index: pkgs.dbk
--- pkgs.dbk    (revision 5222)
+++ pkgs.dbk    (working copy)
@@ -664,9 +664,24 @@
 you should ask for help on <link linkend="irc-channels">IRC</link> or
 on &email-debian-devel;.  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
+<email>packagename@packages.debian.org</email> and explaining why the
+bug is reassigned. Please note that a reassignment is
+<emphasis>not</emphasis> 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.
 Sometimes you also have to adjust the severity of the bug so that it matches
 our definition of the severity.  That's because people tend to inflate the
 severity of bugs to make sure their bugs are fixed quickly.  Some bugs may even


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