Bug reporting URL field in packages

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Tue Oct 6 17:43:35 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-10-06 at 19:59 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> Well in that case rpm is the wrong place entirely, and ditto for respins 
> controlling their own bug report URLs. For these you'd want the bug 
> reporting URL in repodata instead: spins are creating their own 
> repositories so they can set it there, and regenerating the repodata to 
> include a new url is cheaper than rebuilding all the packages. 

Yeah, if you always keep track of which packages you installed from
which repos and thus which bug system that particular package you
installed goes to.  (think of famous 3rd party repos that replace
packages from us)

You can't always guarantee that you'll find the exact n-v-r you're using
in an active repo in order to determine which bug URL to go to, your
version may be old or just no longer shipped.

So I guess the real question is do we want our packages built in koji to
assume a bug URL of fedora, even when used in downstream projects?

Jesse Keating
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