About forwarding bugs and patches to Debian and documenting your changes

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
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.

Scott K

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