Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2510
RFE: auto-lookup of file and/or keyword to choose package
Last modified: 2014-05-30 21:43:10 EDT
The current package selection mechanism is clunky
because of the need to include an entry for ~600
An alternative method could accept two types of
1) filenames beginning with a /
2) anything else not beginning with /
File names would then be mapped back to packages by
querying a per-product rpm database to find the package
Anything else should do standard keyword search scoring
to suggest appropriate packages.
This is certainly a valuable feature, and one that we'd intended to
The bit of glue that we don't have to make this all work is getting
bugzilla to talk to the database that knows about what files exist in
what packages. I'm working on that bit of glue; it involves getting
bugzilla to use the same database driver (Oracle) as depends which has
that data already.
This is also doing something that bugzilla wasn't really originally
meant for, since that feature is very rpm specific. I'm not objecting
to it, but it means that this feature is unlikely to ever make it into
the mainstream mozilla bugzilla tree.
So, yes, we're doing this, and it's certainly been in my mind for
The current dependence on component lists which are invariably
not accurate, and so *huge* that I have to adjust the client just
to select the component is leading to a lot of mis-filed bugs.
One resolution to this would be a text field in the form that behaves
as described above:
1) tokens beginning with / are passed to
rpm --dbpath everythingdb -qf TheToken
(where everythingdb is a path to an rpm database that contains
everything in the product)
2) tokens not beginning with / are validated against
rpm --dbpath everythingdb -q TheToken
That way the problem becomes not bugzilla's, but how to prepare
the everythingdb as part of composing a product tree.
No longer relevant due to new release of Bugzilla. Please reopen as new bug if
these requests are still needed.