please advice

Gervase Markham gerv at
Tue Sep 30 22:55:37 UTC 2003

sadia aina wrote:
> 1. every bug that is fixed needs a patch, but i can
> see on query page in which there are fixed bugs whose
> attachment is not a patch, why? is test case or some
> text file could be used to fix a bug.

A few possible reasons: some are marked "fixed" when the patch in 
another bug actually fixes them. Sometimes people don't click the 
"patch" box. Sometimes people upload their patch as a zip, and so can't 
- because currently things marked as patches are served as text/plain (I 

> 2, I got a bugzilla database, in which number of fixed
> bugs is about 52,252 but number of attachments is
> 15,513 and number of patches is 4662. I dont
> understand
> these statistics, the number of attachments shoud be
> greater than number of fixed bugs.

Not if the procedure of the developers involved means that the patch is 
not necessarily attached to the bug.

> 3. If every fixed bug needs a patch then why the
> ispatch feild in attachments table can contain a null
> value.

Because not every attachment is a patch.


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