[Sugar-devel] (Please read) Re: Proposed Trac - > Launchpad migration

Paul Fox pgf at laptop.org
Sun Nov 1 18:06:51 EST 2009

luke wrote:
 > On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 18:19, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
 > >  > * bugs.sugarlabs.org is moving from Trac to Launchpad.
 > >  > * Existing bug data will be imported, but the bug numbers won't be the
 > >  >   same.
 > >
 > > what happens to bug numbers (i.e., referring to other bugs in the
 > > current database) that are embedded in the text commentary?  i
 > > assume they get converted, but it's worth asking.
 > Good question.
 > There are two ways we can do this:
 >    1. Ask for a list of the new bug numbers, and do some apache mod_redirect
 >    magic to convert them to the new method.
 >    2. During the import, give each imported bug an alias, like 'sl1234'
 >    which identify their numbers on the old bug tracker.  Then we just have to
 >    redirect from http://dev.sugarlabs.org/bugs/1234 to
 >    https://launchpad.net/bugs/sl1234, and LP will handle the rest.

so, if i understand this, the text of the bugs will still contain lots of
bug numbers that link correctly, but read incorrectly.  i guess there's
no way to simply edit the bug text during the import, so as to make the
references correct w/o redirection tricks?

(i'm a _very_ low-volume user of the SL bug database, so my comments
should be given appropriate weight.  i just think i'd find the dual
numbering more confusing than a one-time conversion.)


 > I'll have to ask for confirmation on whether option 2 can be automagically
 > done during the import We'd have to implement the redirect to ("
 > launchpad.net/bugs/sl" + BUG_NUMBER) ourselves, but that's trivial.
 > Worst case, we can do 1. I'll follow up and see what's doable and report
 > back to the list.
 > -- 
 > Luke Faraone
 > http://luke.faraone.cc

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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