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Re: Becoming familiar with Debian's BTS

On Thu 01 Jun 2017 at 13:47:49 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:

> On 06/01/2017 12:28 PM, Brian wrote:
> >On Thu 01 Jun 2017 at 11:01:05 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> >
> >>On 06/01/2017 09:30 AM, Don Armstrong wrote:
> >>>On Thu, 01 Jun 2017, Richard Owlett wrote:
> >>>>I can't find a way to retrieve project bugs in order of date originally
> >>>>filed.
> >>>> reportbug-ng can sort by "last activity" but not "date opened".
> >>
> >>*INCORRECT* I was mislead by combination of visual problems and available
> >>monitor.
> >>It will sort on bug number. I had only spotted that I could sort on last
> >>activity.
> >>
> >>>> https://www.debian.org/Bugs/ can report by "classification"
> >>>>    but not "date opened".
> >>>
> >>>The bug numbers increase monotonically, so larger numbers are
> >>>guaranteed to have been filed after smaller numbers. By default
> >>>the BTS sorts them numerically which is also the order filed.
> >>
> >>BUT
> >><https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?dist=unstable;package=tomboy>
> >>insists on categorizing the bugs.
> >>
> >>I want a simple list, one line per bug, of open bugs for a project:
> >>[bug #] [date submitted] [bug title]
> >
> >I think you are going about this in an inefficient way. Your stated aim
> >is
> >
> > > It has been suggested that I could be useful by testing older bugs to see if
> > > they could be closed -- i.e. a fix for another problem or a general upgrade
> > > has fixed the problem.
> >
> >I'd suggest you choose a package or two which you use and have some
> >reasonable familiarity with. To tackle all open bugs is a gigantic
> >task. Testing open bugs in a package you triage is enough for anyone.
> >A list, one line per bug, of open bugs for a package is on the package
> >page. You know what they say about molehills.
> >
> Before replying to a post, please read *ENTIRE* post. Even, or especially,
> what you snip.

OK, boss.

Your detailed and explanative response to my post have pointed me to the
true path of -user nirvana. (He says - scratching his head and wondering
why he bothers. Especially when nothing which benefits the Debian BTS is
likely to materialise from the interaction).