Where bugs go to die

I was surprised today to receive an email about a bug. In itself this isn’t uncommon, but I didn’t remember the bug very well. The bug in question is Wireshark bug #1850. I was using tshark for a work project and lacked the skills to fix it myself. Why was it a surprise? I reported it onĀ 2007-09-17 14:01 PDT. Even allowing for Pacific Daylight Time that’s a rather long time ago.