[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#671984: Bug#671984: bluetile: FTBFS: build-dependency not installable: libghc-glade-dev

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at debian.org
Thu May 10 14:32:22 UTC 2012

On 08/05/12 at 23:44 +0200, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Hi Lucas,
> I very much appreciate these FTBFS bug reports. I’m not so sure about
> FTBFS for unsatisfiable build-dependencies, as these are more often than
> not a bug in a different package, or just a temporary problem due to
> rebuilds.

My rule of thumb is that I do not file bugs when the same problem
appears in many packages, since this is likely not a bug in the
independent packages. I know next to nothing about haskell packages, so
i might be mistaken here. Also sometimes i'm lazy and i assume that
filing a bug against a package will get attention, and someone will
investigate and reassign to the correct package.

> a suggestion: is there a chance that your tool can also close these bugs
> once the problem has disappeared? then these temporary problems do not
> require additional work on the maintainer side?

I check for obsolete bugs (bugs I filed that are still open while the
package now builds) from time to time, but it's a manual process.


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