On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 06:47:29PM +0200, Guido Guenther wrote: > On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 03:33:29PM +0100, James Troup wrote: > > >> Since we're using bug tags for such specific things now wouldn't it make > > >> sense to add per architecture tags so one can search via > > >> http://bugs.debian.org/tag:hppa > > >> for hppa related issues (not that there are any of course!). It would > > >> help porters to identify arch related issues much more easily. > > > > > > I strongly second this. > > > > I don't; it's silly. At best you'll get an architecture tag for the > > arch that the buildd maintainer reported the bug on, but that's it. > > An inaccurate architecture tag is worse than useless, it's misleading. > > Just parse wanna-build's failed logs; it's trivial. > I'm not talking about FTBFS bugs only. Well, I am. But it's important to note that not all FTBFS should get an architecture-specific tag; in fact, most build failures I encounter are not architecture-specific at all, but the result of wrong build-depends or something similar. While James' point that parsing wanna-build output is not hard may be valid, finding out whether a failure recorded in the wanna-build database is arch-specific or not seems quite hard to me, since that information is not in the database in a machine-parsable format. -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "An expert can usually spot the difference between a fake charge and a full one, but there are plenty of dead experts." -- National Geographic Channel, in a documentary about large African beasts.
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