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

Giovanni Scafora giovanni at archlinux.org
Mon Feb 13 13:07:18 EST 2012

Il 13/02/2012 17:45, Florian Pritz ha scritto:
> Hi,
> 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.

I totally agree

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