Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1282572
Bugzilla links point to private pages.
Last modified: 2016-05-19 08:47:44 EDT
Description of problem:
Several links to Bugzilla entries in Appendix B point to restricted pages.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 V2V Guide dated July 2015.
Click on bugzilla links in appendix B.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the document, https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/V2V_Guide/index.html
2. Jump to Appendix B. Revision History
3. Select bugzilla link, for example BZ#1066257, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1066257
A bugzilla access denied page is displayed stating:
You are not authorized to access bug #1066257.
Most likely the bug has been restricted for internal development processes and we cannot grant access.
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The bugzilla entry should be displayed.
Section Number and Name:
Appendix B. Revision History
Describe the issue:
Links point to inaccessible pages.
Suggestions for improvement:
If general users are not allowed access to the bugzilla entries referenced in this document, or any Red Hat document for that matter, they should be identified as private and no link provided. In this one document alone I found twelve bugzilla links in appendix B which lead to an access denied message.
Hi Bill, a belated thank you for bring up this problem.
We have actually been aware for some time that the Revision Histories in their current form are not helpful to the readers and also take up excessive space in the guides. Starting with the 6.8 release, therefore, the History is going to be condensed significantly, and will not contain any links.
Also note that due to the deprecation of the v2v utility on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the v2v guide content is only going to receive the most urgent updates (along with the disclaimer about the deprecation).
Does this kind of solution sound satisfactory, or did you have something else in mind?
That solution is perfectly acceptable.
Thanks for the response Bill!
Moving this BZ to VERIFIED, and will close with the release of RHEL 6.8
Published with 6.8 GA:
Closing this BZ, feel free to reopen if necessary.