[Reportbug-maint] Bug#157283: Allow mailing control at bugs.debian.org - or at least reopen bugs ?

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Mon Apr 26 08:58:06 UTC 2010

On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 10:44, Arthur Marsh
<arthur.marsh at internode.on.net> wrote:
> Sandro Tosi wrote, on 26/04/10 18:01:
>> Hello Arthur,
>> On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 10:22, Arthur Marsh
>> <arthur.marsh at internode.on.net>  wrote:
>>> Package: reportbug
>>> Version: 4.12.1
>>> Severity: normal
>>> If one is providing extra information to a resolved bug,
>>> the option to reopen the bug should be provided.
>>> If one is expected to add a manual cc: to control at bugs.debian.org,
>>> at least provide a link to instructions, such as:
>>> http://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control
>> I know what has to be done, and where to retrieve needed information.
>> Thanks for your interest, but there no need for you to comment bugs
>> without providing any additional information.
> Sorry if it was obscure, but "providing extra information to a resolved bug"
> (ie by the "x" command in reportbug) wasn't mentioned in the previous
> discussion that I could see.
> I also meant to add that this option should appear automatically if one is
> the original bug reporter. If one is not the original bug reporter, the
> situation is more complicated.
> The link to http://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control was also intended to
> be helpful to anyone wanting to understand the process of reopening a bug
> via a message to control at bugs.debian.org.
> The last message posted against this bug before mine was just over 2 years
> ago and I was keen to see something done as I'd had a developer ask me to
> reopen a bug that he had closed if I still had problems, without providing
> any link to how to do this.

if you're "keen to see something done" the best way is to provide a
well-written patch.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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