[arch-dev-public] Upstream bug closures

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Nov 9 17:01:30 EST 2009

Jan de Groot wrote:
> I see a lot of bugs getting closed with "Upstream" lately because
> they're not packaging bugs. This is not the way to solve bugs. The only
> bugs that should be closed upstream are the ones in binary modules like
> flashplugin or nvidia binary drivers. Opensource software can be fixed
> or debugged, so we should do that instead of using this bogus closure
> option.

I agree if a package is actually broken then the bug report should 
remain open with a link to the upstream bug report so that a patch can 
be pulled when this is fixed upstream.

But I have used "upstream" to close bugs that I will not leave hanging 
around in the bug tracker because they are very minor issues that I know 
upstream do not care about (e.g. glibc first day of the week issues). If 
there is going to be no upstream patch, then we should not be patching 


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