Can we please have a "packaging" bugzilla component and not close packaging bugs?

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Fri Sep 24 01:06:11 CDT 2010

Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:

> Sometimes it's not 100% clear whether a problem is in the packaging or
> upstream part of Wine, and packaging bugs are just as much legitimate
> problems as normal Wine bugs.  WineHQ is often the best place to have
> that discussion as 1) more than one packager would see it, and 2) if
> we're doing something wrong a developer can tell us too.

Bugzilla is not the best place for discussiions, wine-devel is a better one
IMHO. Usually the packaging bugs are detected by comparing behaviour of a
pre-packaged Wine version with the one built by a user from source. It's
a common practice to mark the bugs invalid if there is nothing that could be
fixed in Wine to make the bug disappear, and the packaging bugs are of that
category. It would be expected that a packager has some bug tracking system
already. Or you have some specific bugs in mind that are not clearly the
packaging problems?


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