Am 11.02.21 um 09:03 schrieb Arrigo Marchiori:
I want to mark some duplicate bugs and I have a question.

for your example, see comments inline.

Suppose the bugs are numbered 2, 4, and 6.  I have been working on
number 4, because I did not know about number 2.  For this reason,
number 4 has more comments on BugZilla and my GitHub PR refers to it.

I will declare that no. 6 is a duplicate, because it was reported


Can I indicate that no. 2 is a duplicate of no. 4 even if it was
reported before, although according to a strict time-based logic it
should be the opposite (i.e. that no. 4 is a duplicate of no. 2)?


The reason I believe it would be better to flag no. 2 as duplicated of
no. 4 is because report no. 4 contains much more data about the
problem and IMHO it should ``stand out'' with respect to the others.


In general:

Following the chronological order is the right thing. This means the oldest issue will remain when all others are decribing the same problem.

Exceptions (of course ;-)):

The respective issue should survive when:
- it has the most helpful comments
- it already has a doc to reproduce the problem
- it has already a reference to SVN / Git / GitHub ...
- it has the most votes, or links to "see also" issues
- it has in general most helpful data.

That means chronological yes, but maybe it makes sense to use another issue when it is more helpful and then close all others as duplicate.

Thank you in advance for your guidance,

I hope this is helpful for you.
That's the way I'm doing it.


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