[Reportbug-maint] Bug#692995: reportbug: unblock requests: set affects src:$PACKAGE and Cc: $PACKAGE at packages.d.o

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Sat Apr 6 11:45:26 UTC 2013

On 2013-04-06 01:47, Samuel Bronson wrote:
> I've written a patch implementing this, though:


>  * I wonder if it wouldn't be a good idea to extend the "affects" to the
>    other release.debian.org tags that relate to packages (everything but
>    "britney" and "other").  (This could be done by moving the second
>    added line up a couple of lines.)

That may useful, too. And the X-Debbugs-Cc: might be useful for other
actions, too. Maybe visibly add these headers to the Pseudoheaders
presented to the reporter in the editor, so that he can modify them if
he wants to. (As I understood your patch, you "silently" add these
headers upon submission)
But as Sandro already said, the Release Team should give their opinion
on these changes, too.

>  * I didn't quite dare to actually send a test message to the BTS (to
>    make sure I've got exactly the right Control: syntax), so it could
>    use some testing from someone who will so dare (or has an actual
>    unblock to request).

This patch may be affected by bug #687679: reportbug only keeps the last
pseudoheader of a type, so you can't e.g. insert 2 Control: headers ...

And (at least until debbugs (and the BTS) are fixed w.r.t. #656371), you
should explicitly use
  "Control: affects -1 + src:%s"
to append to the affected packages, not overwrite the list (even if
there is no visible difference on bug submission)


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