About forwarding bugs and patches to Debian and documenting your changes
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Fri Jun 20 13:06:29 BST 2008
On Friday 20 June 2008 05:48, Loïc Minier wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > Again, we are talking about simple, large-scale changes, like the
> > addition of libext-dev to the build-deps of many packages. I really
> > don't think it's necessary to file one bug per package to document such
> > changes.
> Then don't file a bug at all! :) What I'm unhappy about is bug
> tracker spam I receive for transitions (recent example: perl rebuild).
> I don't care that each change has a bug as long as it's documented in
> the changelog (or a changelog entry pointing to a wiki page, I really
> don't care). I care to not abuse a single bug with dozens of tasks.
I think it's rather a deficiency of Launchpad that there's no way to get such
notifications to stop. While I agree that particular bug was excessive,
everyone will have a different threshold for how big is to big. Tracking
bugs such as this one (I did a much smaller one to track python-xml removal
during Hardy) can be very useful, but until Launchpad gives users a way to
make such mail stop without unsubscribing from a package's bugs, it's not
feasible to use them.
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