On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 02:25:13PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> That depends on what you mean by 'after'. If you mean 'with a greater
> version', then the answer is no. The BTS parses changelogs to
> determine whether a version currently in the archive is derived from a
> version where the bug was fixed.
Are you really sure the BTS parses changelogs in full? I think it's
more that the BTS parses the *.changes files being uploaded.
In fact, the closing feature is honored by the BTS not because of the
"Closes:" word in the changelog itself, but because dpkg-genchanges
parses the changelog and adds a "Closes:" header to the *.changes file,
but this header could, in principle, be added by hand and be missing
from the changelog itself.