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Re: Bug reports for removed packages

* Steve Langasek (vorlon@debian.org) [050819 23:39]:
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2005 at 05:44:30PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > * Hamish Moffatt (hamish@debian.org) [050819 17:36]:
> > > When is it ok to close bug reports package?
> > > My old package 'ipac' is only in oldstable now. There are 8 open bug
> > > reports. Is it appropriate for me to close them?
> > It used to be ok to close bugs, but as we have now version tracking, you
> > might want to only add appropriate version numbers (so that the bugs
> > don't look closed in oldstable).
> But that's only applicable if there is in fact a version number in which
> the bug was closed; if the package was removed without the bug ever
> having been fixed, closing with a version number doesn't make any sense
> here.

Hm, but just plainly closing is also not right.

Basically, there should be no reason to close any of the bug reports, as
version tracking should be able to find out by its own that the package
is gone. I don't know if that works.


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