Re: Processed: glimpse package is no longer in the Debian archive
On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 09:09:03AM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 26, 2001 at 04:33:07PM -0500, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > Processing commands for firstname.lastname@example.org:
> > > close 60852
> > Bug#60852: glimpse: full of temp races
> > Bug closed, send any further explanations to Joey Hess <email@example.com>
> [snipped a lot of the same]
> People! Yes, you, newbies who haven't read the BTS documentation!
> Using 'close' to close bugs, especially those which arn't really fixed but
> just no longer useful, is WRONG. The submitter only gets the subject line,
> and that's hardly nice. Especially when you tell people "this is a dead
> package, we won't help you, go find something else".
> If this abuse continues, I might just exercise my ability to disable the
> close command in the control bot one day...
I'm sorry about this. I thought that with the subject would be enough,
and I didn't realized that the submiter could be surprised about this,
as he doesn't receive the subject line in a clear way.
Of course, I use `xx-done@` for closing bugs, but in this case I thought
that it was right to close the bugs in this way. I did it wrong, an I
apologize for the inconvenience this can have caused to anybody.