How to know if a bug has been reported before?

rhe rhe at
Wed Sep 2 03:26:12 UTC 2009

On 09/02/2009 05:40 AM, Kevin Verma wrote:
> +1
> Fedora package db web interface is also useful to list all bugs of a
> package, perhaps there is a scope of enhacement to let users also run
> a search within listed bugs there.
> ~kevin
> On 2009-09-02, James Laska<jlaska at>  wrote:
>> On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 11:15 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 10:35 +0800, rhe wrote:
>>>> Greeting guys,
>>>> Hi, when a bug is found, is there any way to check out if this bug has
>>>> been reported or not? I did it just by searching the key words in
>>>> bugzilla. But I think there may be other ways better than that. do you
>>>> have any idea to share with me?
>>> That's pretty much it. I sometimes do a Google search as well (search
>>> keywords with - it sometimes finds things
>>> Bugzilla's own search misses. If the bug is in a fairly small component,
>>> you can do a search for all bugs reported on that component in Rawhide,
>>> and have a quick scan through; that's more reliable in the case where
>>> the other person who reported the bug didn't think of the same keywords
>>> as you :)
>> I do just about the same as Adam suggests.  Sometimes that
>> "" google search is fastest.  I also have a few
>> firefox smart keyword bookmarks setup
>> ( and
>> for searches that
>> I frequently do.
>> Thanks,
>> James
Thank you all. It's helpful and I will try them next time when I find a 
new bug. :-D

Best wishes,
Rui He


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