[CentOS-devel] handling ABRT

Matt Rose mattrose at folkwolf.net
Fri Nov 26 16:06:01 EST 2010


> Am 26.11.10 21:04, schrieb Florian La Roche:
>> AFAIK one of the reasons for mantis was also not to duplicate
>> the reports within bugzilla.redhat.com and make sure all
>> reports that also match for the Red Hat Enterprise Release
>> get tracked "upstream".
>
> Well, that is the reason to have our own bug tracker, but that is not
> the reason to have two different technical platforms for that.
>
> As said: Mantis is a much more harmless beast to handle, at least at the
> time I last looked at bugzilla (somewhere in the middle of the bugzilla
> 2 cycle).
>
> If that has changed and if the opinion of most people here is that it
> would be better to switch to bugzilla: Sure, if somebody (or more than
> one person) wants to help with it.
>

Speaking as the only System Engineer/Build Engineer/SCM
maintainer/Bugzilla maintainer at my work, I can say that bugzilla is
definitely not a full-time job.  If you give me access to a c.o machine I
could probably set one up in an afternoon.

> We could phase out mantis, but beware: We don't just need a place to
> file CentOS 6 bugs against, we'd also need to track CentOS 4 and 5 bugs
> in there. And we'd need a few people to look at all still open bugs in
> b.c.o and decide if those should be taken over to a new bug reporting
> facility or not.
>
> And I am not sure if we  - at the moment - have the time to do that
> before 6 comes out.

It's not a good idea, period.  This is something that centos should do
according to our own schedule.  Setting up a separate bugzilla instance
just to receive abrt submissions is a way of taking back control over the
timing of this important decision.

>
> Helpful hands are always welcome.
>
> Ralph
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