[CentOS-devel] Hosting CentOS bugs on RH bugzilla

Tue Apr 7 23:04:55 UTC 2015
Peter <peter at pajamian.dhs.org>

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On 04/08/2015 09:35 AM, Lokesh Mandvekar wrote:
> Given that we now have a lot of co-operation amongst
> CentOS-RHEL-Fedora, I was hoping we could host CentOS bugs on RH's
> bugzilla instance itself under a CentOS product, just like how we
> have Fedora and RHEL products.
> My guess is this should make life easier for people who file/deal
> with bugs related to all 3 distros.

I can certainly see the upside to such a move.  A lot of CentOS bugs
are actually bugs that need to be re-filed upstream with RedHat.  If
we were to use bugzilla then it should be possible to simply change
the project from CentOS to RHEL in the bug itself rather than
requiring that it be re-filed n bugzilla, saving a lot of time and
grief and the ever present, "you've filed this bug in the wrong place,
go file it in bugzilla for RHEL".

The main downside I can see, and one I would like to make sure doesn't
happen before any such move is made is that the RedHat Bugzilla is
known to close off a lot of bugs which would better serve the
community if they were left public.  It seems like when I see a
bugzilla number mentioned in a RedHat changelog it is usually the case
that I cannot view the bug entry in bugzilla.  I would want to make
certain that CentOS bugs, as well as bugs that initially filed for
CentOS and then changed to RHEL, would remain publicly viewable except
in the most extreme security cases, and even then they should be
private for only as long as it takes to release a fix.

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