[arch-dev-public] Handling of upstream bugs in our bug tracker

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Mon Feb 13 11:45:15 EST 2012


We currently have around 70 open linux bugs, most of which we likely
won't fix ourselves. I know some of you think we should keep them open
for reference until upstream fixed the bug, but I think this just
clutters our bug tracker. Given the amount of duplicates I've seen, I
also doubt users use the search feature or google so they don't find to
reference bugs anyway.

Linux bugs are just an example, but there are certainly more and I think
we should just tell the reporter to go to upstream and close our bug. If
upstream is dead or doesn't have a mailing list/bug tracker, we can keep
the bug, but in that case we should think about dropping the package. If
it turns out to be a packaging bug we can still reopen it later.

Florian Pritz -- {flo,bluewind}@server-speed.net

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