[Reportbug-maint] Bug#862095: reportbug: Bugs in backported packages must not be sent to the BTS
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Mon May 8 14:46:02 UTC 2017
On Mon, 8 May 2017 16:29:06 +0200 (CEST)
Thorsten Glaser <t.glaser at tarent.de> wrote:
> On Mon, 8 May 2017, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > Doing that per-package would be the worst possible option,
> > there should be one place (mailing list or BTS query) for
> > getting all bugs.
> Absolutely not! It’s fully reasonable to track all bugs,
> backported or not, in the BTS.
> The reason this policy exists in the first place is that
> historically, bpo was not part of Debian, backporters were
> not maintainers, and maintainers did not want to get spammed
> by problems from broken backports.
> > >...
> > > 4. Due to the above, I believe a short-circuit/knee-jerk reaction
> > > to force reportbug to deliver _all_ bpo bugreports to the bpo
> > > mailing list is wrong, and this should at the least be tagged
> > > with stretch-ignore and discussed more broadly.
> > What you call "short-circuit/knee-jerk reaction" is the official
> > policy:
> You nicely cut off the quote from me at the wrong point.
> I wrote that, by adding the Bugs: header to debian/control,
> reportbug happily forwards bugs to the mailing list instead
> of the BTS, and as such it’s the responsibility of each
> backporter (and/or user) to do that, NOT of the tool.
The existing support in reportbug would seem sufficient, albeit that is
In general, I see no reason for bugs in backported versions to be
automatically hidden from the maintainers - if it is desired, it should
be an opt-out, just as it is currently.
Policy reflects reality and can change, it doesn't have to be a stick to
hit those who are being reasonable in their expectations and workload.
FWIW I would never add such a field to debian/control for packages
which I backport and maintain. Personally, I think such division is
only of historical interest, dating from the time when backports was
not in the main archive. I haven't seen a good use case for the
separation after that point.
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