[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#505271: Bug#500518: closed by Ian Beckwith <ianb at erislabs.net> (Bug#500518: fixed in linux-ftpd-ssl 0.17.18+0.3-6etch1)

Adeodato Simó adeodato at debian.org
Mon Feb 9 22:34:16 UTC 2009

Dear Paul,

yes, you could say these duplicate messages are due to some
"maintenance" procedures. When bugs get fixed in the stable
distribution, they first get uploaded to a "staging area" called
proposed-updates where users can fetch them from if they are in need of
them; at that point you get the first copy of the message.

After some weeks, when we accumulate enough fixes in that staging area,
we move the fixes to the stable release itself; the software that does
the move sends at that point a second copy of the e-mail. I'm not very
sure if this is a feature of a bug, but it's just the way it is. :-)

> Dear Ian,
> Thanks for closing the bug! Except I got the exact same message
> on 4 Jan already, so am puzzled by this duplication.

> Dear Nicolas,
> This latest "closed" message: is that a repeat message, a bug in some
> maintenance procedures? I am sure we had for a long
> time now...

Adeodato Simó                                     dato at net.com.org.es
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