Re: [Semi-OT] Automatic subscription to self-opened bug reports
On Sun, 30 Oct 2011 13:53:47 -0400, Tom H wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 6:19 AM, Camaleón <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, 29 Oct 2011 17:35:29 -0400, Tom H wrote:
>>> The madduck script automates subscribing to the bugs that you've filed
>>> for you. There's no need to do this manually.
>> If I have correctly read the script, it can be fine for users using
>> procmail, is that right?
>> If yes, I'm not such user, I use Mutt and my Gmail IMAP account and
>> from time to time, I use reportbug and even another computers which do
>> not run Debian... so I'm afraid the workaround won't be of any help in
>> my case :-(
> I haven't kept the script but I remember a loop with a "sendmail -f
> ...". You can substitute whatever command is equivalent on your box.
Yep, I suppose that command could be replaced by invoking "mutt", instead.
> This script and the BTS aren;t tied in to the box from which you report
> a script. As long as you have a Debian or Ubuntu or other Debian
> derivative box with devscripts installed, you should be able to
> auto-subscribe with this script to all the bugs that you've reported.
As I read it, the script is basically a loop that retrieves the bug
number for all the bugs that have been sent by the reporter and sends
subcription e-mails to the BTS robot... but you still have to manually
reply to the incoming confirmation e-mails, right? And this is when the
Procmail recipe comes into play, I guess, to close the cycle.
It can be useful for mass-susbcriptions and mass-confirmation (when used
alongside Procmail or a similar filter to do the job) but is still too
much work -IMO- for bug reporters that are not using such mailing schema.
I'll wait for better days to come...