[CentOS-devel] CentOS Bug Tracker and ABRT

Jim Perrin jperrin at centos.org
Tue Nov 18 19:03:08 UTC 2014

On 11/18/2014 07:09 AM, Jakub Filak wrote:
> Hello everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                      
> I want to briefly introduce myself. I am a Red Hat employee working on ABRT[1].                                                                                                                                      
> We have recently added support for CentOS on the ABRT server[2] and we would                                                                                                                                         
> like continue in these integration efforts.                                                                                                                                                                          


> First of all, I want to submit a pair of patches improving ABRT's UX on CentOS:                                                                                                                                      
> - do not offer users to report to Red Hat Portal                                                                                                                                                                     
> - offer users to send an email to upstream                                                                                                                                                                           
> - stop wasting of resources by running sos, because its output is useless for                                                                                                                                        
>   CentOS users                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Sounds good so far.

> In the near future, we would like to integrate ABRT with CentOS Bug Tracker in                                                                                                                                       
> the same way as ABRT integrates with Red Hat Bugzilla[3]. We are done with the                                                                                                                                       
> analysis phase[4] and, now, we are working on a testsuite[5].                                                                                                                                                        
> Unfortunately, MantisBT misses more advanced searching what prevents us from
> implementing a tool similar to one we have for Bugzilla. At least we need to
> search by DUPHASH (an unique identifier of a crash, something like tag).

Indeed. It's quite basic, which has been good for us so far, and the
simplicity was key early on.

> Would you be willing to run a MantisBT plugin adding the things we need, if we
> develop it?

I'd already been looking at updating our mantis setup and adding some
useful plugins. This sounds like a good thing, and I'm certainly willing
to give it a shot.

 I wonder if we should stand up a 'beta' site for demo/testing, copied
from bugs.centos to see what people think.

Thoughts from others?

Jim Perrin
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