Re: policy around 'wontfix' bug tag
- Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2018 12:16:57 +0100
- From: "Thomas Schmitt" <scdbackup@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: policy around 'wontfix' bug tag
Richard Hector wrote:
> When a maintainer tags a bug report with 'wontfix', is there not an
> expectation that they will say why?
Obviously the Debian Developers have much freedom how to act. At least
if it is about packaging and bug report processing.
As for Debian policy, in this case it is probably written in
This bug won't be fixed. Possibly because this is a choice between two
arbitrary ways of doing things and the maintainer and submitter prefer
different ways of doing things, possibly because changing the behaviour
will cause other, worse, problems for others, or possibly for other
If i wondered about such a tag without explanation and felt affected by
the bug, then i'd mail to the bug report asking for an explanation.
> I was just reading a bug report that seemed valid
Mind to share its number ?
Have a nice day :)