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

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Fri Sep 24 04:20:19 CDT 2010

Dmitry Timoshkov <dmitry at> writes:

> 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.

They are not strictly Wine bugs, but that doesn't mean they can't be
tracked in bugzilla. We also track website or appdb bugs, where nothing
can be fixed in Wine either. I do think it would have to be a different
product in bugzilla, not just a component of the Wine product.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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