[Reportbug-maint] Bug#862095: reportbug: Bugs in backported packages must not be sent to the BTS

Steve McIntyre steve at einval.com
Mon May 8 14:53:59 UTC 2017

On Mon, May 08, 2017 at 03:46:02PM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
>On Mon, 8 May 2017 16:29:06 +0200 (CEST)
>The existing support in reportbug would seem sufficient, albeit that is
>seems under-utilised.
>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.

Agreed - I've neved wanted such a separation for my packages and it
only makes it harder to track bugs in backports.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve at einval.com
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