Bug 531464 - why the WONTFIX?
matt at mattmccutchen.net
Mon Jul 12 22:20:25 UTC 2010
On Mon, 2010-07-12 at 09:49 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Matt McCutchen wrote:
> > 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 Fedora package contains no patches, then the Fedora version
> effectively IS the upstream version.
> Of course, if there are patches involved, it depends on the nature of the
> patches whether they are relevant or not.
And the package maintainer is in a much better position to assess that
than a random user.
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