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Re: Reassigning Bugs

On Sunday 24 September 2006 14:00, Benjamin Mesing wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a bug which is not a bug in my package (packagesearch). However,
> reassigning it to the package that causes that bug (apt-file), would
> leave it no longer visible for my package, and thus probably result in
> the bug to be posted again.
> Is there a way to leave the bug visible for my package, but reassign it
> to apt-file?
> Options I have thought about, but found not to be optimal:
>       * File a bug report against apt-file, and block the bug against
>         packagesearch by the new one - close the bug against
>         packagesaerch as soon as the bug in apt-file is closed. This
>         option does not reflect reality: I could not specify the version
>         of packagesearch this bug is closed in. Besides it requires me
>         to notice when the bug in apt-file is closed.
>       * File a bug report against apt-file, (force)-merge the bug in
>         packagesearch with that one. Again this is not a truthful
>         reflection of reality, but might be a way to go.
> Any help is appreciated!

You are probably looking for the 'clone' [1].

clone 12345 -1
reassign -1 apt-file
retitle -1 apt-file: known to break packagesearch ...

[1] http://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control

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