[CentOS-devel] Hosting CentOS bugs on RH bugzilla

Sun Apr 12 18:32:59 UTC 2015
Karsten Wade <kwade at redhat.com>

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On 04/08/2015 03:47 PM, Peter wrote:
> On 04/09/2015 04:59 AM, Lokesh Mandvekar wrote:
>>> Could you provide some sample bug ids that were closed off to
>>> the public? I can forward this concern to the powers that be.
> This is easy to do.  I just run rpm -q --changelog httpd on an EL5
> box and the very first BZ# listed in that is closed to public: -
> mod_ldap: copy the global mutex from the base server to vhosts 
> (#1101385)
> The second, fortunately, is open.
> (#1058426), (#976465), (#1047319), (#1078177), (#1003073),
> (#991367) and (#970994) all closed, that's eight out of the first
> ten unique bz numbers listed in the httpd changelog.
> I could go on, and check other packages and other versions of
> CentOS as well, but the results will largely be the same.
> This has been a well known issue for some time and I don't see
> RedHat changing this extremely annoying habit anytime soon.  I
> would want to make certain that this doesn't happen to CentOS (or
> even CentOS-originating) bugzilla entries were we to switch to
> using the RedHat bugzilla system, this to me is of great concern as
> it plays directly to the transparency of the project as a whole.

This has been an issue in the Fedora Project, too.

One of the advantages of the two bug systems is that RH
engineers/product people can keep a bug private without cutting off
the community transparency. In fact, the CentOS side could be a good
place to paste in public details from a private bug report.

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