[Mageia-dev] Proposal for bugzilla
misc at zarb.org
Thu Dec 23 20:51:21 CET 2010
On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 12:43:23AM +0100, Samuel Verschelde wrote:
> Le mercredi 22 décembre 2010 20:34:18, Ahmad Samir a écrit :
> > On 22 December 2010 21:25, Frederic Janssens <fjanss at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 2010-12-22, Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> On 22 December 2010 18:37, Frederic Janssens <fjanss at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >>> On 2010-12-22, Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >>>> On 22 December 2010 01:32, Frederic Janssens <fjanss at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >>>>> First I think it would be usefull to have a multiline (Large Text Box)
> > >>>>> 'RPM Packages' field, instead of a single line (Free Text) field as
> > >>>>> used by mandriva.
> > >>>>> A single bug can concern more than one rpm. One thing mageia-app-db
> > >>>>> will do is search all bugs affecting an rpm. For that search to be
> > >>>>> meaningfull all affected rpms should be mentioned.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> 'One bug per report' is what we should do (did); if a bug originates
> > >>>> from more than one package, a separate report for each of them should
> > >>>> be opened with the Block/Dependency set correctly.
> > >>>
> > >>> Sorry for not beeing clear.
> > >>> What I propose is not for the case 'a bug originates from more than
> > >>> one package';
> > >>> but for the case 'a bug manifests itself in than one package'.
> > >>
> > >> A bug that manifests in more than one package must originate from
> > >> 'some package', that 'some package' is the only one that should be in
> > >> the 'RPM Package' field; i.e that's the package that's going to need
> > >> fixing.
> > >
> > > Sorry again, what I mean, and should have written, is :
> > > 'a bug manifests itself in one package, but in more than one -version-release'.
> > >
> > There's no way in bugzilla to do this at the moment (there's talk
> > about this being implemented in bugzilla-4.0, which I haven't tried
> > before). Traditionally the Whiteboard field was used for such issues
> > (or separate reports were opened for each affected stable release).
> > Having a multi-line RPM Package wouldn't be the way to go with this
> > (IMHO).
> In fact I think Frederic was talking about several versions of the same
> package, not necessarily several versions of the distribution. However,
> I don't think we can or should ask people to write down every package
> version which has the bug.
> We can guess many things automatically, provided the information is of
> good quality (the RPM/SRPM field always has a complete filename in it,
> and all affected versions of the distribution are flagged, whatever the
> way used for that : multivalue field when it'll be possible, whiteboard meanwhile...).
> For those who don't wan't to read everything, example 1 may be enough,
> I'm just trying to cover several cases, not that every case brings
> something really important to the discussion. My point in those examples
> is that we can provide useful information regarding bugs on packages in
> software managers or mageia-app-db, but that depends on the information
> present in the bug reports, that's what I'd like this to be taken into
> account in bug handling processes.
What about using the changelog for signalling what bug
have been closed ?
Something like what is done by debian
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