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Bug#459866: Please distinguish between new and followup messages in X-Debian-PR-Message

Package: debbugs
Version: 2.4.1

Colin Watson wrote:

> Chris Lamb wrote:
> > How can I reliably distinguish between a new bug report and a followup on
> > debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org?
> > 
> > I think of a number of terrible heuristics, such as "Reportbug" in
> > X-Mailer, a lack of "In-Reply-To" etc., but these are obviously bogus.
> > Even grepping for "submit@bugs.debian.org" is rather fallible.
> > 
> This is supposed to be what the X-Debian-PR-Message header is for, and
> you can at least use it to distinguish between new/followup, forwarded,
> and closed; you'll see 'report BUGNUM', 'forwarded BUGNUM', and 'closed
> BUGNUM' respectively.

> Annoyingly, it's not possible to distinguish between new and followup
> this way. I think this is a bug. Would you file it, please?

Doing so :)


Chris Lamb, UK                                       chris@chris-lamb.co.uk
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