bug server feature request: "index-summary foopackage"
Milan Zamazal <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>One problem with reporting bugs I feel personally is what to do to
>avoid repeating reports. I use the following algorithm, when I
>discover a bug:
>1. I go through the list of pending bugs posted to bug list
> periodically, and check whether it could be reported.
>2. I'm searching through my mail archive for bug server address and
>3. I request bug messages I've found in 1. from bug server to check if
> they reported my bug or not.
>This algorithm is very annoying and I think some steps could be
>avoided (but I've no idea how). I prefer e-mail interface over WWW
>because of my slow connection.
I think our bug server needs a feature. Right now, we can do this to
get an index of all the bug reports:
echo "index-summary by-package" | mail email@example.com
...but this is a pretty long list. I think you should be able to
fetch the summary lines for just one package like this:
echo "index-summary foopackage" | mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This is such an obvious feature to me that I know I've looked for it
several times in the bug server docs. Seems like it ought to be easy
to implement, too (although I don't know anything about the code).
- Jim Van Zandt
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