[Reportbug-maint] Bug#625654: reportbug: Please add support for debbugs.gnu.org GNU bug tracker

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Tue Aug 16 23:02:01 UTC 2011

Hello Reuben,
sorry for the delay.

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 23:42, Reuben Thomas <rrt at sc3d.org> wrote:
> On 4 May 2011 22:37, Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 23:29, Reuben Thomas <rrt at sc3d.org> wrote:
>>> and for emacs, I got no bug reports found, as before.
>> but with a different, new to me, exception.
>>> I don't know if it matters, because I am on natty I am using Python 2.7.
>> nope, reportbug is compatible with 2.7, AFAIK.
> Good, so it should work in principle? I hope you can help, because the
> GNU people don't know anything about reportbug.

I just gave a more deep look at the possibility to integrate GNU
debbugs installation into reportbug (and sadly it's not so positive).

Reportbug used (since a few days ago) screen-scraping to create the
bugs list for a given package and to extract the information of a bug.
This screen-scraping was done exclusively taking debian debbugs as
example, that has some differences with the GNU ones.

We just moved to a SOAP interface to avoid silly problems with web
scraping, and I don't think there's anyone in the reportbug team
willing to tune the "old" scraping code for GNU debbugs (and what if
there's another installation with some little differences? and so on).

The easiest solution is to activate (if possible) the SOAP interface
on GNU debbugs, so that we can easily merge the current setup with

IF this is not possible, we're sadly unable to help you - you'll have
to find someone willing to tune the reportbug web scraping code to
parse GNU debbugs pages and feed reportbug correctly. Sorry I can't
help you more.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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