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Re: Debbugs authors not receiving emails unless CC'ed

From: Tim Landscheidt
Subject: Re: Debbugs authors not receiving emails unless CC'ed
Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:54:58 +0000
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Kaushal Modi <address@hidden> wrote:

> I have recently learned that I do not get emails on debbug threads unless I 
> am CC'ed to, even if I am the debbugs author i.e. I created that bug report.

> Example: I never received the email sent by Jonas in this thread[1]. If I 
> created bug#27647, shouldn't I receive an email if anyone emailed 
> address@hidden

> I just recently came of know that that email was sent back in July 21!

> I have seen that to happen in bug#28688[2] where also I am the bug author. I 
> just happened to see the reply on; the reply never reached my 
> inbox.

> I have created dozens of bug reports; I do not how many replies I might have 
> missed out on those.

> Is this is bug? Why is it that I get most of the replies, and not all?

> […]

That's certainly surprising when you first encounter it, but
also the "intended" design.  Debbugs relies on the social
convention that one CCs the bug reporter (and other partici-
pants).  To put it another way: If someone requires informa-
tion from or action by you and they don't CC you, it's not
your fault :-).

In the Debian setup, you can explicitly subscribe to a bug,
i. e. receive all mails filed for that, but that is not pos-
sible in the GNU instance.


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