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Re: Hi, my debbugs won't accept bugs

On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 05:02:43PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:
> > On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 02:18:57PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > > *** db-h/35/35.log.new: create: No such file or directory
> > > B.10617285892297: process failed (512 Bad file descriptor) - now in [PG]B.10617285892297
> > > *** db-h/36/36.log.new: create: No such file or directory
> > > B.10617285912304: process failed (512 No such file or directory) - now in [PG]B.10617285912304
> > > 
> > > I run the cron jobs as user mail and /var/lib/debbugs/spool/db-h
> > > is owned by mail.mail.
> > 
> > This is a bug in debbugs; you need to:
> > 
> >   for x in $(seq -w 0 99); do mkdir "/var/lib/debbugs/spool/db-h/$x"; done
> > 
> > Somebody reported this a little while ago too, so it's fixed in my
> > working tree, but I haven't got round to testing it and checking it
> > in yet.
> Could you change the error message to give the full path maybe? Its
> not hard to find but not obvious.

It's opened with a relative path so I think I'd rather report the error
with a relative path, somehow ... dunno, debbugs does pretty much
everything relative to $gSpoolDir.

> Is the problem with the CGI scripts known? The webpage looks in
> /Bugs/Bugs/cgi/...

Oh, just fix $gCGIDomain in /etc/debbugs/config and rerun debbugsconfig.
I've removed /Bugs from $gCGIDomain in CVS.

> The configure www section could mention allowing cgi and changing the
> ScriptAlias to match (for apache).

Which section? Are you talking about README? (Patches welcome.)

> The crontab example could say that its a user crontab file or include
> a user.

Is it really likely that people will try to install it in /etc/crontab?
But anyway, I've clarified that in CVS.

> I'm kind of surprised that debbugs doesn't create its own user (or
> asks for one per debconf or in the config file).

Patches welcome. :) But not debconf, please. It should just create one
with an appropriate name, I'd imagine 'debbugs'.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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