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Re: Bug reporting URL field in packages

On Tuesday 06 October 2009 15:48:32 Panu Matilainen wrote:
> This was added to Fedora's rpm recently, what's still missing is the 
> default contents of the %{bugurl} macro in redhat-rpm-config.
> Opinions wanted:
> a) just make it https://bugzilla.redhat.com
> b) use http://bugz.fedoraproject.org/%{name}
> c) something else, what?

  d) use host part from rpm-config, and rest from package metadata.

and then one would be able to change report database
by modifying only one package.

Something like:

rpm-config %{bugreporthost} = http://bugzilla.redhat.com/
package    %{name} = bacula

--> %{bugreporthost}/%{name} 
--> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bacula

Then downstream distros and IT-organizations could try to catch 
all reports to their own bug reporting systems before disturbing 
Fedora - as in many cases downstream may actually be the culprit 
for the problem after all.

If that would not be possible, it would force them to rebuild
all packages and burn rainforests while doing so.... or just
waste Fedoraproject's hours for issues that doesn't belong there.

This probably isn't something that cannot be fixed later, but 
while it's on plate....? ;-)


Better to have one, and not need it, than to need one and not have it.

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