Summary of comments on Slashdot article

Christopher Hicks chicks at
Mon Dec 6 20:54:08 UTC 2004

On Mon, 6 Dec 2004, Axel Thimm wrote:

> I also have a (yet non-public) bugzilla rpm (currently at 2.18rc3), but 
> I'm quite unhappy about its post installation scripts (it creates a 
> default bugzilla instance).

If you can share it I'd be willing to work on it.

> All it _should_ do is store bugzilla into /usr/share/bugzilla waiting 
> for someone to copy it over to /srv/<project>/bugzilla. Perhaps with a 
> smart bugzilla-create-instance script that also creates the database and 
> sets in database and localconfig a randomly chosen password.

That's similar to my plan, but I want each instance to be installed from 
rpm by changing the prefix each time.  This way (as I understand it) it 
would allow each install to be upgraded when the repository upgraded. 
We're doing a few bugzilla hosts now for various folks and I'd be a lot 
more active at keeping everybody up to date if I could do it with yum.


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