[MacPorts] #15908: Ticket queries are not useful

William Siegrist wsiegrist at apple.com
Fri Jul 18 10:35:05 PDT 2008

On Jul 18, 2008, at 10:39 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

> MacPorts writes:
>> #15908: Ticket queries are not useful
>> --------------------------------- 
>> +------------------------------------------
>>  Reporter:  stephen at xemacs.org  |       Owner:  wsiegrist at apple.com
>>      Type:  defect              |      Status:  new
>>  Priority:  Normal              |   Milestone:  Website &  
>> Documentation
>> Component:  server/hosting      |     Version:
>> Resolution:                      |    Keywords:  query, results order
>> --------------------------------- 
>> +------------------------------------------
>> Comment (by wsiegrist at apple.com):
>> I also do not understand. Can you give me a URL for which page you  
>> think
>> needs to be sorted, and tell me the heading of the column you want  
>> it to
>> sort by?
> On looking again, nothing seems to need to be done, after all.
> The problem that I face is that there didn't seem to be a good way to
> look for bug reports on a specific port.  Eg, search for "sbcl build"
> which is currently broken returned hundreds of results, of the first
> 100 of which only 3 were relevant.
> But now when I try it I get only 19 results, with the same 3
> included.  I don't understand what's changed, but I can't reproduce
> the previous output.
> Unfortunately a lot of people submit their entire list of installed
> ports, so about half of those contain "sbcl" only by accident.

You should keep an eye on <http://trac.macports.org/ticket/15210> then  
which will allow you to use the Custom Query page to search for  
tickets about a specific port. This wont solve the problem of users  
not knowing which port is actually broken when its a dependency that  
fails, but its better than what we currently have.


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