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developers-reference: Please document bug handling in experimental uploads (was: experimental uploads and closed bugs)

Package: developers-reference
Version: 3.3.5
Severity: wishlist

Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> wrote:

> This one time, at band camp, Andreas Barth said:
>> Do you have a proposal how to write it? If so, please feel free to raise
>> a bug against the developers reference (or remember me often enough to
>> fix it :).
> Adding:
> Note that uploads to experimental do not close bugs, but they do add the
> tag 'fixed-in-experimental'.  Bugs addressed by NMU's to experimental keep
> the normal behavior, that is, they add the tag 'fixed'.

RCS file: /cvs/debian-doc/ddp/manuals.sgml/developers-reference/developers-reference.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.250
diff -u -r1.250 developers-reference.sgml
--- developers-reference.sgml	15 Nov 2004 10:35:27 -0000	1.250
+++ developers-reference.sgml	8 Dec 2004 09:50:05 -0000
@@ -2099,6 +2099,12 @@
 We prefer the <tt>closes: #<var>XXX</var></tt> syntax, as it is the
 most concise entry and the easiest to integrate with the text of the
+        <p>
+If an upload to experimental has a <tt>closes: #<var>XXX</var></tt> in
+its <file>changelog</file>, the bug is not actually closed.  Instead
+the tag <tt>fixed-in-experimental</tt> is added to the bug.  Bugs
+addressed by NMUs to experimental keep the normal behavior, that is,
+they add the tag <tt>fixed</tt>.
 If you happen to mistype a bug number or forget a bug in the changelog
 entries, don't hesitate to undo any damage the error caused. To reopen

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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