[Reportbug-maint] Bug#544624: reportbug: orphaned test has really low accuracy rate

Ryan Niebur ryanryan52 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 23:18:39 UTC 2009

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.6
Severity: normal

in the example of http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=540969
the person got the "orphaned" message wrongly. The package is not
orphaned, it is ITAed. Everything reportbug is telling them is wrong;
the person shouldn't consider adopting it, somebody already is, and
it's not true that their report might not be answered, it definitely
will because there is a new maintainer looking at bug reports. Also,
reportbug's check for whether or not a package is orphaned will not
catch a majority of cases where the package really is orphaned (if
there hasn't been a QA upload).

Ryan Niebur
ryanryan52 at gmail.com
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