Darn broken bug tracking system.

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Wed Dec 7 22:27:05 UTC 2005

And, after finally beating a list out of the bug system (do not enter 
_anything_ in the filters.  Touching the filters at _all_ leads to an empty 
list, and it _remembers_ this breakage even if you hit "back", reload, close 
the tab and re-type the URL at a fresh one...), I finally got my list of 
bugs, and made a dumb little script to wget them all.

The result?  Some of the files look like this:

<center><p>Access Denied.</p>[&nbsp;<a href="main_page.php">Click here to 

I have no idea why.  No explanation, no nothing.  Apparently, the bug system 
not only hates konqueror, it doesn't like wget either.  Luckily the problem 
seems to be intermittent so I _think_ I've got them all downloaded now.  As 
huge piles of XHTML I have to laboriously chop useful information out of, but 
it's something.  (Yes, I saw the "export list as CSV".  That's not the same 
as being able to get it to work.)

You wonder why I've been putting this off?  Are you guys seriously telling me 
this thing is _not_ breaking left and right for you?  Or do you just not use 
it much?

Steve Ballmer: Innovation!  Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word.
I do not think it means what you think it means.

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