Archive for octobre 2012

For bmo specific requests, please file bugs in the product

I see many bugs filed in the Bugzilla product related to bmo such as "please add flag tracking-firefox89", "please merge my account with my new", "please delete bug XX", "please add component X to product Y", "I need to be added to the core-security group",  etc… etc…. All these requests specific to bmo must be filed in the product. I think the name of this product is explicit enough to be understood by everybody. ;) It would be great if all users getting a email address would be informed about this distinction as they represent 95% of wrongly filed bugs (the Bugzilla product is only for bugs/requests related to the Bugzilla project itself, not the Mozilla instance). Fortunately, it’s very easy to move a bug into its correct product, but some developers are spammed uselessly.


Anyone familiar with Oracle (the DB)? I need your help!

Bugzilla installations running Oracle as their database server fail to display flags, tags and keywords in buglists. Oracle crashes with:

DBD::Oracle::db prepare failed: ORA-30482: DISTINCT option not allowed
for this function (DBD ERROR: error possibly near <*> indicator at char 313

..., group_concat(<*>T_CLOB_DELIM(DISTINCT, ', ')) tag

All the details are in bug 780053. The group_contact() function is defined in Bugzilla/DB/ The maintainer of the Oracle DB module, who was an Oracle employee, disappeared, leaving us in the dust. The code in is totally obscure to us and I have no idea how to fix it. I would like to have this bug fixed on time for Bugzilla 4.4, which should be released before the end of the year, and so I need your help as soon as possible to fix this problem. Someone already made a suggestion in the bug, but I need a second review or another sugggestion as I don’t understand anything about the cryptic internals of Oracle.

So if you are familiar with Oracle or use Oracle as your DB server, please give it a look. Many thanks! :)

Catégories:Bugzilla, Mozilla

New UI to manage products in Bugzilla

All those of you who are administrators of a Bugzilla installation already had to configure products in the past. Most of you probably found it was pretty hard to configure security correctly on these products: Entry, MemberControl, OtherControl, Canedit, editbugs, canconfirm, editcomponents. What’s all this and how do they interact with each other?

I made a proposal to rewrite this page entirely, and you can see the result here (it’s a html page). If you are a Bugzilla administrator or have privileges to edit product settings on your Bugzilla installation, please give me your feedback, ideally as a comment in the bug itself, in the worse case here as a comment. If this new UI is accepted, it will be part of Bugzilla 5.0.

Catégories:Bugzilla, Mozilla

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