Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 592010
ABRT and searching for already open bugs.
Last modified: 2014-02-02 17:14:39 EST
Description of problem:
I really think ABRT should have a function to seek for an already open bug for something ABRT has picked up.
I would like a function or button like "see if already reported".
How this function should look or work I can leave to the implementator, but it has happen to me some times that I have placed time in anonymizing a backtrace, write a good comment and so on only to find the bug already been reported (and the time laid on the backtrace was wasted) and somebody has already made a comment like mine (and the time placed on the comment was wasted, and my comment was more or less noise in the bug), and there have even been some bugs where there has been a package posted to testing with a solution or even stable which has not yet hit my mirror (nearly everything was time wasted except the link to the bug I got after reporting).
This would also maybe lessen some noise in bugs like #541045 where most comments are duplicates or versions of already existing comments which makes it very hard to parse (which also gave alot of mails.
As I see it a bug that has already been reported the only interesting info abrt can provide is if the version installed is not already reported to be "broken", and in that case instead advise people to go read the bug and write a comment if they think some information is missing.
I think this is a duplicate of bug 575396 "RFE: check for duplicates before prompting for user input"
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