bugzilla bugzappers?

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 12:28:58 UTC 2010

On Wed, 3 Nov 2010 21:41:22 +0100, Bert wrote:

> hi!
> This is something I got in my mail box today.
> As I don't have a valid answer for this, maybe someone else can answer for me?
> cheers, Bert
> the url of the blog of the guy: http://www.krisbuytaert.be/blog/
> == the mail ==
> Dear Fedoracommunity,
> Over the course of the day I recieved 22^3 mails from your friendly Bug Zapper.
> Most of those bugs where bugs I had reported upon crashes using
> bug-buddy. Bugs on different desktop tools such as .. synergy,
> evolution, gwibber , gnome-settings and probably some others
> I do understand that I development goes on and on .. and your fancy
> devs don't care anymore about
> bugs I reported on Fedora 12 as they are all hacking on Fedora 15.
> But what I don't get is that non of these bugs was ever touched,
> they've been automatically created , and automatically closed

Some packagers just don't respond. Not even for packaging mistakes. :(
> <a href="http://tieguy.org/blog/2004/09/">Luis</a> already told us
> ages ago .. that every project needs a bugmaster  apparently Fedora
> replaced that bugmaster with a Bug Zapper.
> So can someone please explain my why I should continue to try to
> improve Fedora by reporting bugs ?

Glad you ask this. The bugzapping script is stupid. It asks the reporter
for NEEDINFO when in fact it ought to ask WTF has the packager not
responded since Fedora 12?

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