Bug 531464 - why the WONTFIX?
matt at mattmccutchen.net
Sun Jul 11 13:54:48 UTC 2010
On Sun, 2010-07-11 at 06:13 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Matt McCutchen wrote:
> > If you're suggesting that an upstream bug report is information needed
> > to understand a Fedora bug, that's absurd. It's a step taken to resolve
> > the bug. Would you mark a bug INSUFFICIENT_DATA because the reporter
> > didn't provide a patch?
> Providing a patch is actually hard. Reporting a bug in the upstream bug
> tracker is just a matter of filling out the form,
No. The bug is not an upstream bug per se until one has confirmed that
it exists in the upstream version, which involves getting source and
building it according to upstream's instructions, which adds up to a lot
of work. If an upstream project has a good relationship with Fedora and
is willing to investigate Fedora bugs, that's great. But if not, they
have every right to chew out users who file bugs against them for a
downstream version they don't control.
> if the reporter refuses to
> do that, it's only pure laziness.
Maybe, but that's no justification to close the Fedora bug.
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