[Reportbug-maint] Bug#488476: reportbug: request interface to browse / search 1800+ bugreports

Paul van Haren paul2920 at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 29 08:23:17 UTC 2008

Package: reportbug
Version: 3.41
Severity: wishlist

When submitting a bugreport, reportbug asks to scan the existing 
reports. I'm happy to do so. But scanning all reports becomes a tedious 
job. E.g. in the install reports, more than 1800 entries are present. 

I would appreciate some means to help me find related issues. The "f" 
menu option by reportbug seems to look only in the titles of reports 
that are currently displayed. So, it allows you to search in the titles 
of 20 tickets rather than in 1800 tickets. 

A mechanism to filter out major categories of reports would also be 
helpful. E.g. I was pretty confident that a particular problem was 
specific to "Lenny", and therefore I would like to filter out all 
reports not related to "Lenny". 

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:

** /home/paul/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.41"
mode standard
ui urwid
email "paul2920 at hotmail.com"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                           0.7.14+b1  Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.2-1    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-central                0.6.7      register and build utility for Pyt

reportbug recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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