[Reportbug-maint] Bug#480563: Doesn't strip binary NMU version (+b1, +bN etc.) when reporting bugs
don at debian.org
Sat Jul 19 00:23:40 UTC 2008
On Fri, 18 Jul 2008, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 11:48, Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org> wrote:
> >On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 01:44, Chris Lawrence <lawrencc at debian.org> wrote:
> >> On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 4:48 PM, Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org> wrote:
> >>> reportbug uses the package version when reporting bugs, but this might
> >>> include a bin NMU extension, e.g. +b1. As debbugs/our BTS tracks bugs
> >>> at the source level, the bin NMU part should probably be stripped when
> >>> reporting bugs against Debian.
No, it should not. The BTS knows how to resolve binary versions to
source versions, and does all of this automatically.
> > I wondered about this as well before filing the bug; on IRC
> > (#debian-devel-fr), the consensus was slightly in favor of
> > reporting it against reportbug, but I know it probably affects
> > other bug reporting tools.
> > Changing debbugs to track binary version is really hard,
We don't currently; there was some discussion of allowing a bug to be
associated with a particular set of binary versions, but that is a
feature with relatively limited utility. [Such bugs would be fixed by
any upload, and would have no automatic propogation.]
Furthermore, the cases where a bug is associated with a particular
binary, and not the source package as well is a fairly small minority
of the bugs that are reported; only expert users and/or package
maintainer would be making use of this feature anyway.
> should we strip-off the binNMU extension from the package version in
No. The BTS is more than capable of resolving binary versions to
source versions, and knows far better what the source version of a
particular binary version than an arbitrary regex in reportbug.
Personally, I think my choice in the mostest-superlative-computer wars
has to be the HP-48 series of calculators. They'll run almost
anything. And if they can't, while I'll just plug a Linux box into
the serial port and load up the HP-48 VT-100 emulator.
-- Jeff Dege, jdege at winternet.com
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