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Bug#535359: excuses.php is confused about ICU

reassign 535359 bugs.debian.org

On Wed, Jul 01, 2009 at 05:51:09PM -0400, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:
> (sorry, resending with Package pseudoheader.  Duh.)

> (Release team: ICU 4.0.1-3 might need a hint to transition to testing
> once its 10 days are up...see below for details.)

> Whatever excuses.php calls (update-excuses?) is confused about RC bug
> 530568, reported against the experimental version of ICU.  It now seems
> to think that transitioning ICU to testing will introduce this bug, but
> this bug does not apply to the unstable version.  Maybe the confusion is
> because the unstable version is newer in time than the experimental
> version, but I haven't looked at the code.

> Here is an abbreviated chronology:

>  1.  2009-05-25: RC bug 530568 was reported against ICU 4.2-1 (experimental)

>  2.  2009-06-27: Version 4.0.1-3 uploaded to unstable

>  3.  2009-06-28: bug 530568 closed for version 4.2.1~rc1-3
>      (experimental) and also explicitly marked "notfound" in 4.0.1-3

> http://qa.debian.org/excuses.php?package=icu reports

> Excuse for icu

>   * Too young, only 4 of 10 days old
>   * icu (source) has new bugs!
>   * Updating icu introduces new bugs: #530568
>   * Not considered

> In fact, updating ICU does not introduce new RC bugs.  I imagine that
> there is either a problem in the excuses code or that I have done
> something wrong with respect to telling the BTS which versions of the
> package contain this bug.  It seems to me that the logic should be that,
> if a bug applies to version X, it should apply automatically to version
> Y if Y > X, not if Y was uploaded more recently than X.  But I'm only
> guessing about the age anyway since I haven't looked at the code.

This is the second time in recent weeks that I've seen such a case of
britney mis-reporting a package in unstable as RC buggy.  I think there's a
regression here in the bug lists that bugs.debian.org is feeding to britney.

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