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Re: Nice ideas about a bug tracking system



This one time, at band camp, Arthur Korn said:
> Hi
> 
> I very much agree that a means to group bugs together would very
> much help with some packages. I myself had to deal with quite
> big bug listings when I adopted autofs and devfsd. The situation
> with aptitude also repelled me when I wanted to look into it and
> maybe help fixing some issues.
> 
> It would help a lot to be able to:
> - filter bug listings by tags (eg "list all bugs tagged patch"
>   or the opposite).
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?which=src&data=autofs&archive=no&pend-exc=forwarded&pend-exc=pending-fixed&pend-exc=fixed&pend-exc=done&include=patch&exclude=potato&exclude=woody&exclude=sarge&exclude=sarge-ignore&exclude=sid&exclude=experimental&exclude=confirmed&exclude=d-i&exclude=fixed&exclude=fixed-in-experimental&exclude=fixed-upstream&exclude=help&exclude=l10n&exclude=moreinfo&exclude=pending&exclude=security&exclude=unreproducible&exclude=upstream&exclude=wontfix&exclude=ipv6&exclude=lfs

(sorry for the bad wrap)

It is possible to do so, it's just messy.

> - separate feature requests from bugs. This could be done as a
>   tag.

wishlist is what I usually use.

> - Provide a way to add custom markers (this could be tags or
>   strings in the bug subject) to bugs and filter the bug
>   listings by these.

This is not possible, but I agree, it would be nice.

> A way to search _all_ reports in the bts would be helpful too
> doing research on bugs (do other package experience similar
> problems?  Who's to blame? does anybody have a fix for this?), I
> am not shure how much of the BTS is being indexed by google and
> how up-to-date that indexing is.

You can do some of this - here's a lookup for all packages with the tag
'patch':
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?which=tag&data=patch&archive=no&pend-exc=forwarded&pend-exc=pending-fixed&pend-exc=fixed&pend-exc=done&include=patch&exclude=potato&exclude=woody&exclude=sarge&exclude=sarge-ignore&exclude=sid&exclude=experimental&exclude=confirmed&exclude=d-i&exclude=fixed&exclude=fixed-in-experimental&exclude=fixed-upstream&exclude=help&exclude=l10n&exclude=moreinfo&exclude=pending&exclude=security&exclude=unreproducible&exclude=upstream&exclude=wontfix&exclude=ipv6&exclude=lfs

(again, bad wrap, sorry)

But I agree, being able to search the body of the bugs for some text
string would be nice.  I think robots.txt is set to keep spiders out, so
google shouldn't be indexing the bts.
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