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Re: [coreutils] debbugs

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: [coreutils] debbugs
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 22:33:25 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-08-04)

Hello Glen, all, and sorry for the long delay,

* Glenn Morris wrote on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 01:54:45AM CEST:
> Ralf Wildenhues wrote (on Wed, 13 Oct 2010 at 22:46 +0200):
> > There is one question I haven't seen addressed yet, that I think should
> > be documented: is it possible to easily export the bug database to some
> > other format?  Are there maybe any converters that do this already?
> > (I'm thinking that it should be possible, but if one has to completely
> > invent it anew, that would at least be some work.)
> Hmm. I don't know - there might be some Debian tools to do that?
> The bugs can be retrieved as mbox folders via the web-interface, eg:
> Internally, they are all stored as basically mbox mail folders with
> some extra sections inbetween the messages. There are two extra files
> that summarize the status. Everything is plain text.

Let's ignore all of this, I don't think it warrants delaying the switch.

> > I think we want this.  Does bug-coreutils operate in Exclusive mode?
> Yes, it does. By the way, that is just a term I made up. :)

Fine with me.

> > I think that is what would be easiest for bug-automake as well.
> I agree.

OK then.

> > You can use my email address as maintainer and debbugs-submit moderator
> > for now. 
> Done. "automake" exists as a package now, and I filed a test bug:
> You should get a mail about it. You can play around with replying,
> setting severity, closing, etc.

That's all good.  Thanks.

> When you are ready to go ahead, the final steps would be to:
> 1) Change the automake maintainer to bug-automake
> 2) Activate a router rule for bug-automake, that would redirect
> messages to This should happen automatically once I
> add an entry to the appropriate config file on (has not
> been tested yet, but should work).

Please do that.  Thanks!

> > My current plan is to apply the patch below to the tree, create the HTML
> > page from it and upload it to
> > <>
> > (where it will appear for the next release anyway), so you could use
> > that as "Specific help" link on <>.
> > address@hidden://;max-bugs=100;base-order=1;bug-rev=1,
> > +bug tracker}.
> May be better to simply use there.

Good idea.  I've uploaded the fixed text to above URL now, will push the
commit soon.


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