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Re: UDD and bugs assigned to two or more packages

On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 01:10:52PM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> (2) the way we deal with bugs affecting two (or more) packages.
> That's a tricky problem. On one hand, the correct way to solve that
> would be to have a separate "affected_packages" table, with (id,
> package) columns, and also an "affected_sources" table.
> On the other hand, that's makes all queries more complex, because you
> have to join this additional table (and it's not going to be a small
> table). Currently, there are only 78 unarchived bugs (out of 69982)
> which are affected to 2 or more packages (select count(*) from bugs
> where package like '%,%').
> One possibility would be to keep the package/source columns in bugs, but
> add tables with (id, package) and (id, source). That way, people not
> interested in this case can join the additional table, while others can
> just ignore it. It would only increase a bit the time needed to import
> the bugs (about half an hour currently, only I/O bound).

I was thinking about adding the bug two times in the bugs table.


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