Re: Does the bug tracker actually work?

On Thu, Aug 03, 2000 at 12:54:04PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > > We need a volunteer to write a script to shovel all the debbugs into
> > > bugzilla. :-) Anyone?
> > 
> > I could possibly do this - what is involved?
> > 
> I would guess: 
>  - set up bugzilla (maybe we could do this for you) and start
>    sending new bugs there
>  - figure out how to extract all the bugs from via
>    script

I'm not familiar with debbugs, and the docs don't give much away, but
I get the impression that the bugs are stored as plain text files.
Shouldn't be too hard to get a script to extract them.

>  - figure out how to import bugs to bugzilla via script

Bugzilla comes with a script which creates SQL output to
import bugs from a GNATS database - it should be possible to write a
similar thing for debbugs.

>  - do the translation there (debbugs->bugzilla) to get our old 
>    bugs in bugzilla
>  - maybe we need to make accept the old 
>    debbugs format emails but put them in bugzilla, or maybe it 
>    could just bounce a message back to the sender like "please
>    go to and enter the bug on the web"

The former would definitely be preferable, as it will take some time for
things like bug-buddy to get updated to use the new bugtracking system.
If we can get the debbugs->bugzilla import done, then it shouldn't be
too hard to put newly submitted bugs through the same process.


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