Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 863667
open a new bug if existing duplicate has been closed because of EOL
Last modified: 2012-12-10 09:11:53 EST
Description of problem:
abrt asked to report a problem, and when it finished processing it gave a link to a bug, closed as WONTFIX.
For once, I followed the bug link to see why it was closed as WONTFIX.
It was closed due to the Fedora version (F14) leaving support.
Sometimes -- the generated information must be close enough to a previous bug that has been closed as WONTFIX.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find a bug that has been closed as WONTFIX automatically
2. Reproduce that bug
3. Have abrt report it.
No report, didn't check for automatic WONTFIX
Report bug against new version, possibly clone old bug.
See bug 718677 (F18 ABRT did not report a bug becuase it saw WONTFIX status on this bug).
Normally I don't follow the links to see why something was posted as WONTFIX, so some bugs that have been reported earlier than F16 and are still present will not be reported.
I just ran up against this for a gnome-shell crasher in F18:
--- Running report_uReport ---
This problem has already been reported.
*** Bug 865306 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 852134 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 883597 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 849833 ***