[CentOS-devel] Links our Mantis to upstreams' Bugzilla - a idea for the community to help with

Mon Aug 31 20:05:50 UTC 2009
Charlie Brady <charlieb-centos-devel at budge.apana.org.au>

On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Tim Verhoeven wrote:

> I would like the send out the mail below to centos-devel (probably,
> seems the best place). The idea is that when we need to monitor a
> upstream bug we could just enter the upstream bugzilla number into
> mantis and that from then on any updates made in the bugzilla report
> would also be added to our bugreport. That makes it much easier to
> track upstream bugreports.

Why do "we" need to track upstream bug reports? If and when upstream fixes 
the bug and the CentOS rebuild takes place, then bug will be fixed. If 
upstream does not fix the bug, then it doesn't get fixed.

I think you are just creating work which doesn't produce any useful 
benefit - a link to the upstream bug tracker should be all that's