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Old 07-18-2008, 03:03 PM
"Sandro Tosi"
 
Default Bug#480563: Doesn't strip binary NMU version (+b1, +bN etc.) when reporting bugs

Hello Developers!

I would like to hear some suggestions about this (#480563) bug
(trascript below):

On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 11:48, Loc Minier <lool@dooz.org> wrote:
>On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 01:44, Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 4:48 PM, Loc Minier <lool@dooz.org> wrote:
>>> reportbug uses the package version when reporting bugs, but this might
>>> include a bin NMU extension, e.g. +b1. As debbugs/our BTS tracks bugs
>>> at the source level, the bin NMU part should probably be stripped when
>>> reporting bugs against Debian.
>>
>> I'm not sure this would be correct behavior, since a binNMU could
>> quite plausibly introduce bugs that wouldn't be present before the
>> binNMU. Perhaps debbugs should be smarter about binNMUs though.
>
> I wondered about this as well before filing the bug; on IRC
> (#debian-devel-fr), the consensus was slightly in favor of reporting it
> against reportbug, but I know it probably affects other bug reporting
> tools.
>
> Changing debbugs to track binary version is really hard, I think we
> shouldn't intermix this feature with the rewrite, however it might be
> as simple to rewrite versions on the debbugs side of things rather than
> coding it in all bug reporting clients.

should we strip-off the binNMU extension from the package version in reportbug?

I'm more inclined to Chris' position (not strip because binNMU can
introduce bugs not present in previous version) but DDs more
experienced than me can have a wider view and a different opinion.

Thanks in advance,
Sandro

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Old 07-18-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Default Bug#480563: Doesn't strip binary NMU version (+b1, +bN etc.) when reporting bugs

"Sandro Tosi" <matrixhasu@gmail.com> writes:

> I'm more inclined to Chris' position (not strip because binNMU can
> introduce bugs not present in previous version) but DDs more
> experienced than me can have a wider view and a different opinion.

I'd tend to agree -- better to err on the side of sending extra
information, which the BTS can presumably at least arrange to ignore
for the time being if fully handling it is too involved.

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Old 07-19-2008, 08:28 AM
"Sandro Tosi"
 
Default Bug#480563: Doesn't strip binary NMU version (+b1, +bN etc.) when reporting bugs

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 02:23, Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Jul 2008, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>> should we strip-off the binNMU extension from the package version in
>> reportbug?
>
> No. The BTS is more than capable of resolving binary versions to
> source versions, and knows far better what the source version of a
> particular binary version than an arbitrary regex in reportbug.

Thanks Don (and others) for this clarification, hence I'm closing this bug.

Kindly,
Sandro

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