Close all old samba "3" bugzillas ?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Mar 21 19:39:22 UTC 2018

On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 08:32:56PM +0100, Björn JACKE wrote:
> On 2018-03-21 at 20:07 +0100 Björn JACKE sent off:
> > some people, including me also look at pre 4.0 bugs or find actually old open
> > bugs when they search for a real life problem of existing setups. There are
> > really old bugs for often unpopular things like pam modules or platforms like
> > AIX and other not bleeding edge samba topics. A mass-closing of old bug reports
> > will drain those bug reports down and they will never ever be found again, even
> and just to give one example also:
> bug report opened 2005 with a good patch attached. Left untouched for 11 years
> (sic), then closed with the comment that this looks like it was fixed in the
> meantime.  Reopened some weeks later because I saw that it was not fixed and
> fixed it then finally.

Sure - but IMHO we need a "BUG-IDLE" or "MORIBUND" bug state
which doesn't show up in a regular search, but is easy to
select for if required. Just not "CLOSED" then.

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