[Reportbug-maint] Bug#544812: Specific to querying the source package

James Vega jamessan at debian.org
Thu Sep 3 19:45:19 UTC 2009

user reportbug at packages.debian.org
usertag 544812 querybts

In doing a little more poking around, I see this is only an issue when
using querybts on a source package.  This may simply be an artifact of
screen-scraping the BTS, but I'd have to do some tests with the BTS'
SOAP interface to verify that.

It does make sense that the source-based view wouldn't show it since
affects is usually used against a binary package.  The downside to the
default source-based view that querybts (used via reportbug) is that the
user likely misses the bugs affecting the package against which the bug
is being filed.

One potential solution is to specifically query the binary package bug
pages for the "affects" bugs, but that's a potential drastic increase in
traffic to the BTS per reportbug invocation.  The long-term goal of
switching to SOAP would likely make this trivial.

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