Re: Reassigning Bugs
On Tuesday 26 September 2006 15:39, Benjamin Mesing wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 15:20 +0300, George Danchev wrote:
> > On Monday 25 September 2006 16:19, Benjamin Mesing wrote:
> > > > clone 12345 -1
> > > > reassign -1 apt-file
> > > > retitle -1 apt-file: known to break packagesearch ...
> > > > thanks
> > >
> > > However, the bugs live seperated from each other after cloning. So this
> > > seems to be more convenient way of doing option 1 (without the blocking
> > > thing), right?
> > Right. This in fact is one and the same bug, but cloned, showing in
> > packagesearch and apt-file bug records. When it gets closed it does that
> > for both packages.
> If I understand you correctly, this creates only an alias for the
> existing bug report. Please confirm that you are sure about this, it
> seems to contradict with what is written in the BTS documentation:
> clone bugnumber NewID [ new IDs ... ]
> The clone control command allows you to duplicate a bug report.
> It is useful in the case where a single report actually
> indicates that multiple distinct bugs have occurred. "New IDs"
> are negative numbers, separated by spaces, which may be used in
> subsequent control commands to refer to the newly duplicated
> bugs. A new report is generated for each new ID.
> The line that a new report is created for each new ID seems to indicate
> that an independent report (and not just an alias is created).
> Additionally having only an alias, would contradict the goal of
> splitting multiple disitinct bugs from a single report.
I think you are correct and my 'alias' interpretaton was flawed, ... we need
distinct $bugnumber for these cloned bugs, after all ;-)
So, if I were you I would go for: clone & reassign that bug to apt-file, and
close the bug against packagesearch with an reasonable 'explanation' so that
any prospective bug-filers have a chance to know that such a packagesearch
issue is already known.
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