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Re: bug report acknowledgments should be the default!

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: bug report acknowledgments should be the default!
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:43:03 -0400

On Thu, 2011-04-14 at 07:28 +0800, address@hidden wrote:
> I noticed that when submitting bugs to address@hidden, unlike other bug
> submission by mail systems, e.g., Deb bugs of Debian, the user receives
> no cheery auto reply acknowledging the bug was ever even received and
> didn't go into a black hole, or expecting the user to dig out what
> happened to his submission via poking around the website.
> Let's the advanced user disable notifications like they can in Debian.
> For the default state, please enable auto acknowledgments of bug mail
> received, like Debian does.
> Anybody reading this?
> Anybody get this?

If you want a bug report to be filed and acknowledged, then you want:


The FSF does not use an email-based bug tracker, like Debian; we use

This mailing list is for discussion about bugs.  Sometimes those
discussions result in a fix and sometimes not, but it's not the case
that every message to this list is automatically tracked as a bug
report.  Only Savannah bug reports are officially tracked.

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