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send-pr in Gnats 4

From: Yngve Svendsen
Subject: send-pr in Gnats 4
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 16:24:29 +0100

I am finishing up a preliminary installation how-to for Gnats 4.

There is one remaining problem, though. After digging through miles of ChangeLogs and some source, I can't seem to reach a definitive conclusion about what role 'send-pr' is supposed to have.

From the ChangeLog, I see that all the 'site' functionality has been removed. As far as I can see, this means that the functionality for making send-pr distributions for remote sites is gone (the mkdist utility), and that the focus for send-pr is now on usage on the same network as the Gnats server is running on. Thus, send-pr no longer submits PRs by mail as default, instead preferring to communicate directly with gnatsd on the server.

However, send-pr seems to be unable to work in a multiple database environment when configured to talk directly to gnatsd, since it has no options to select a database and does not issue a CHDB after connecting to gnatsd. This renders it unusable for sites that have multiple databases or that have changed the default database name.

The Emacs interface is also unable to work with multiple databases. I don't know much lisp, but from what I can see, the ability to change database has been removed entirely from gnats.el

Does anyone know if I am right about these things? And if so, what functionality has been removed intentionally and permanently, and what functionality remains to be (re-)implemented?

Yngve Svendsen
IS Engineer
Clustra AS, Trondheim, Norway

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