[Reportbug-maint] Bug#548415: reportbug: Package upgrade information in bug reports
mh at glandium.org
Wed Jan 5 08:08:22 UTC 2011
On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 08:58:53AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Jan 2011, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 18:23, Mike Hommey <mh at glandium.org> wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 06:20:46PM +0100, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> > >> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 18:15, Mike Hommey <mh at glandium.org> wrote:
> > >> > Maybe a helper that the maintainer could ask the bug reporter to run. I
> > >> > sometimes as them to run reportbug --template $somepackage, that could
> > >> > be something similar.
> > >>
> > >> mh, that would be nice! but do you think that's something up to
> > >> reportbug to provide, or more fittingly something dpkg can ship?
> > >
> > > I really don't have a preference.
> > Ok, so I clone this bug to ask dpkg maintainer to provide a tool to
> > parse dpkg.log* files. for example it would be cool to have an option
> > to have the last upgrade of a package like
> > <date> <previous version> <upgrade version>
> > and probably a list of all the "relevant" events of a given package
> > (f.e., install, remove, reinstall, purge, etc etc). Mike something I'm
> > missing here?
> I don't think we're going to ship anything like this in the near future.
> But Enrico Zini was interested in adding this information in the
> apt-xapian-index database. We have added a feature in the master branch so
> that he can get the status information in real time.
> Maybe you could reuse the information stored there once it's implemented?
> Ccing Enrico so that he can comment too.
Except if we make all users have apt-xapian-index installed, this is not
going to be helpful to maintainers.
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