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Bug#484806: marked as done (developers-reference: please suggest cloning instead of reassingning)

Your message dated Fri, 13 Jun 2008 13:02:03 +0000
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and subject line Bug#484806: fixed in developers-reference 3.4.0
has caused the Debian Bug report #484806,
regarding developers-reference: please suggest cloning instead of reassingning
to be marked as done.

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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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Source: developers-reference
Source-Version: 3.4.0

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
developers-reference, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/d/developers-reference/developers-reference-fr_3.4.0_all.deb
  to pool/main/d/developers-reference/developers-reference_3.4.0.dsc
  to pool/main/d/developers-reference/developers-reference_3.4.0.tar.gz
  to pool/main/d/developers-reference/developers-reference_3.4.0_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 484806@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net> (supplier of updated developers-reference package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 13:45:49 +0200
Source: developers-reference
Binary: developers-reference developers-reference-fr
Architecture: source all
Version: 3.4.0
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Documentation Project <debian-doc@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>
 developers-reference - guidelines and information for Debian developers
 developers-reference-fr - guidelines and information for Debian developers, in French
Closes: 278267 376582 454216 456494 459343 467102 470754 475531 483223 483225 483226 483230 483231 483237 483242 483428 484806 485837 485969
 developers-reference (3.4.0) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Lucas Nussbaum ]
   * Update Vcs-* fields after DDP's SVN restructuring. Closes: #483428.
   * Fix conditions for updates from unstable to testing. Closes: #470754.
   * linda has been removed. Remove section A.2.2. Closes: #483242.
   * Co-maintainers are listed in the Uploaders field. Closes: #483230.
   * Collaborative Maintenance: the 'global part' of debian/control
     is the first paragraph, about the source package. Closes: #483231.
   * debian-private archives are on master. Closes: #475531.
   * Mention Debian Maintainers and the debian-maintainers package.
     Closes: #483225.
   * README.contrib: document that short lines are preferred.
     Closes: #278267.
   * build-rdeps allows to list reverse build-dependencies.
     Closes: #376582.
   [ Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt ]
   * Replace abused <emphasis> tags with <literal> tags.
   * In the same spirit, wrap all uses of stable/testing/unstable and
     release codenames in <literal>
   * Remove reference to upload queue on auric in section 5.6.5, auric
     doesn't exist anymore.
   * Fix several typesetting errors and typos noticed by Sandro Tosi,
     thanks for the notes! Closes: #483223
   * Update several bits about release management/testing transitions
     and release-critical bugs. Closes: #483237, #456494
   * Update and rewrite the porting guidelines in chapter 5, bringing
     the dev-ref up to the state of porting in the year 2008. Also
     fixes several wording issues, such as possible misunderstandings
     about the need to rebuild uploads. Closes: #483226
   * Update the instructions for uploads to the (old)stable
     distributions. Emphasize the importance of contacting the SRM
     team before upload. Closes: #459343
   * Update instructions for package removal requests. Closes: #454216
   * Clarify instructions for bug reassignment, emphasizing the
     need to inform the maintainers you reassign the bug to. Also
     hint to using cloned bugs to avoid re-reporting. Heavily based
     on patch by Marc Haber - thanks for the work! Closes: #484806
   * Clarify instructions for replacing/renaming binary packages,
     pointing out that using Provides is sometimes advisable. Closes:
   * Update description of the madison tool (by replacing it with a
     description of the dak ls tool). Update the example while we're
     at it.
   * Update explanation of best practice for closing bugs, seems to
     have been forgotten when everything was upgraded to use
     debbugs version-tracking. Closes: #485969
   * Clarify ITP instructions and emphasize our wish that people send
     ITPs, explaining a few of the reasons. Thanks for the note,
     Thomas. Closes: #485837
   * debian/control:
      + Update Uploaders to include Lucas, Raphael and me.
      + Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.0. No changes needed!
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