NetBSD Problem Report #39296

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Subject: send-pr allows sending malformed PRs
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>Number:         39296
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       send-pr allows sending malformed PRs
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          suspended
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Aug 05 16:25:00 +0000 2008
>Last-Modified:  Tue Aug 05 18:01:14 +0000 2008
>Originator:     David A. Holland
>Release:        all as of 20080805
System: NetBSD 4.0 NetBSD 4.0 (NBMAIL) #1: Sun Jan 6 22:37:09 UTC 2008 root@ADMIN:/usr/obj/sys/arch/i386/compile.i386/NBMAIL i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

send-pr should do a basic syntax check of the PR before it goes out,
instead of assuming that gnats (or the gnats admins) will manage to
sort it out afterwards.

It also ought to at least warn/offer re-edit for missing or invalid
values of some of the fields, particularly Confidential:. 


file a mangled PR.


It's a shell script, easy enough to hack, assuming we're willing to
diverge from mainline gnats. Which is probably not currently the case,
but may be eventually.



State-Changed-From-To: open->suspended
State-Changed-When: Tue, 05 Aug 2008 18:01:14 +0000
This needs to wait until the future of the bug database is clearer.
I've put it here mostly for future reference.


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