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From: Michael Mol <mikemol@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Duplicate bug reports, resolution status and Bug 426262
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:49:51
1 (First, I don't care how the> migration is
2 handled at a code level. This isn't about that. I'd appreciate if that
3 were largely handled in a separate thread. This (I think) is about
4 policy around bug reporting.)
6 Timeline:
8 1) *Bug 426262* <> was filed
9 2) SpanKY <mailto:vapier@g.o>
10 committed
11 , and marked #426262 RESOLVED/FIXED, with the intent of flushing out
12 use cases.
13 <>
14 3) I hit SpanKY's eqawarn, and filed #530478.
15 4) Jer marked #530478 as a dupe of #426262, which was still marked #426262.
16 5) Being the only one who's apparently filed anything following this
17 eqawarn, I kicked off an emerge -e @world to trawl for more use cases on
18 my system. (I'd rather not have my system break when autotools is
19 eventually upgraded.)
21 (then there's a spat between Justin Lecher and Jer, but that's not
22 relevant yet.)
24 I'm confused about two things.
26 First, if something is supposed to have attention paid to it (which I
27 take to be the purpose of the eqawarn), I don't see how it makes sense
28 for bug reports responding to the eqawarn to be marked as duplicate of a
29 bug that's in the RESOLVED/FIXED state; who's going to pay attention to
30 that, in the general case? (In this case, Justin saw it, unmarked the
31 dupe, set up a tracker for the issue and marked my bug as a blocker for
32 that.)
34 Second, having my bug report marked as a dupe of one already in the
35 RESOLVED/FIXED state tells me that my bug report was a waste of time.
36 Reading the content of #426262 suggests to me that any further filings
37 will also be marked as duplicates of the RESOLVED/FIXED bug, and thus
38 also wastes of time. I don't mind burning a few CPU cycles if it's
39 useful, but if it's just going to waste time, there's obviously no
40 point, and I should kill the emerge I started.
42 So...could I get some clarification here? I don't get the dupe-marking
43 pattern, and I don't know whether or not I should kill off my emerge -e.
44 <>


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Duplicate bug reports, resolution status and Bug 426262 Peter Stuge <peter@×××××.se>