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Re: Bugzilla dupes attack

Mike Klinke wrote:
On Tuesday 14 February 2006 11:41, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

Save us a few hours of bugzilla grunt work by not filing two
hundred and seventeen duplicates for a trivial bug. Thanks.


If anyone has a list of good improvements that can be made to
bugzilla to help is triaging let me know.

Over the years the single biggest complaint voiced on these lists is the poor search results bugzilla provides. If the searches provided better results perhaps duplcatess wouldn't be so prevalent.

Regards, Mike Klinke

I agree with the search feature for bugs. Bug searches could return hits for bugs filed against rawhide with dates related to the bug era (fc5t1,2 or 3) since these should be test release bugs in reality. This would cut down on the duplicate bug filings. Rawhide since yum was adopted does not allow rawhide to be rawhide during test phases. It is the test release update source also. I think having actual update repos for the test releases would eliminate this factor.

Bugzilla itself would work better if it would either group all duplicates in some type of directory structure or would merge information from one bug that is a duplicate of another bug into a common report. Another ideal condition would be linking all these similar reports into a common "best of this bug" (Useful data for resolving the bug) for commonly duplicated bug problems. There are some developers which have done something similar for highly duplicated problems and the results were positive. (gcc and mga/intel problem comes to mind)


The universe does not have laws -- it has habits, and habits can be broken.

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