Bug#487093: cloning bug does not clone usertags
severity 487093 wishlist
retitle 487093 when cloning bugs, consider creating usertag clones
On Thu, 19 Jun 2008, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Package: debbugs
> Severity: normal
> Cloning a bug appears to not clone the usertags. I just saw this with bugs
> 442684 and its clone 487091, which lost the
> firstname.lastname@example.org/qa-doublebuild usertag.
Yes, because usertags exist outside of bugs, not within a bug itself.
I can see arguments for and against cloning user tags; the main issue
programatically is that at the time bgus are cloned, the only way to
figure out what tags affect a cloned bug is to search through all of
the usertags, and duplicate those usertags which apply to the cloned
bug. That's possible to do, but not trivial.
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