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Re: new bug tags

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
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