Bugzilla administration policies

James Hawkins truiken at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 11:24:46 CDT 2005

On 10/10/05, Richard Cohen <richard at daijobu.co.uk> wrote:
> Dan Kegel wrote:
> > Good point.  Got a few examples bug numbers that were resolved like that?
> >
> See http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2858
> I recently resolved a lot of whiskery old bugs, essentially "IE6
> installer fails",
> with directions to the AppDB, because it fixes the user's problem, and
> IE6 will install the DLLs it needs.
> But http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=587
> "Create replacement of browser component (Internet Explorer/IE)" remains
> open.

Here is a list of bugs you recently resolved:

2066: IE6 fails to download the mirror list
2945: IE6 installer hangs after a while
3120: Using certain native dlls, IE6 crashes
1293: IE6 setup cannot download setup files
2308: IE6 setup requests all windows be closed..cannot continue
2711: IE6 cannot start because of an unimplemented shdocvw function
2268: Problem with ntdll file api when installing microsoft products

All of the above bugs are marked as duplicates of 2858 (IE6 SP1 fails
to install).  While most of the above bugs fall under the category of
not being able to install IE6, they are individual bugs that need to
be addressed, but because 2858 was resolved as FIXED, all of these are
now "fixed" when they are more than likely still not fixed.  Marking
2858 itself as fixed is an error in that there is no way to install
IE6 without using native dlls or special instructions.  All of these
bugs need to be reopened (including 2858) and marked as blockers of
the meta-bug "IE6 fails to install".  It's fine to point the users to
workarounds in the bugzilla or the wiki, but we can't mark the bugs as
fixed just because we have a workaround.

James Hawkins

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