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Re: Bug#483179: PTS: please link to Ubuntu Launchpad bugs page

Riku Voipio schrieb am Wednesday, den 28. May 2008:

> On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 04:32:21PM +0200, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > Martin Pitt schrieb am Wednesday, den 28. May 2008:
> > > How many patches does Debian get from Ubuntu [1]? How many from those
> > > other derivatives?
> > In the last few years for my packages? 0 from all. 
> I have fixed a bunch of FTBFS bugs this spring by applying
> the patch from PTS ubuntu patch link. Typically in these
> cases the debian maintainer has been effectively MIA. So
> the ubuntu patch service is definetly usefull. I guess other
> derivates could be holding changes that would be usefull to get
> pushed to debian (and upstream), but so far only ubuntu has
> provided us with such service.
There is one thing I never understood: 

we have that great bugtracking system and on the other side there is some
ubuntu guy who thinks a package needs a patch. Why is it not possible that
the same guy who does the patch fills a bug in the bts? That would allow a
maintainer to track the patch, add comments and would help other people to
understand why a patch is/or is not added. 

If we use that patch "service" (I don't call it a service, its a burden)
where are some patches, some broken, many without context and with no option
to track them or add comments we have all possible disadvantages that are
possible with such a system. 

We have a working patch service - its called bts (http://bts.debian.org for
all who don't know) and it would be great if this would be used and nothing


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