Bug Tracker Settings

When making a commit, metadata about bugs fixed by that change can be recorded by using the --fixes option. For each bug marked as fixed, an entry is included in the ‘bugs’ revision property stating ‘<url> <status>’. (The only status value currently supported is fixed.)

The --fixes option allows you to specify a bug tracker and a bug identifier rather than a full URL. This looks like:

bzr commit --fixes <tracker>:<id>

where “<tracker>” is an identifier for the bug tracker, and “<id>” is the identifier for that bug within the bugtracker, usually the bug number.

Bazaar knows about a few bug trackers that have many users. If you use one of these bug trackers then there is no setup required to use this feature, you just need to know the tracker identifier to use. These are the bugtrackers that are built in:

URL Abbreviation Example
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ lp lp:12345
http://bugs.debian.org/ deb deb:12345
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/ gnome gnome:12345

For the bug trackers not listed above configuration is required. Support for generating the URLs for any project using Bugzilla or Trac is built in, along with a template mechanism for other bugtrackers with simple URL schemes. If your bug tracker can’t be described by one of the schemes described below then you can write a plugin to support it.

If you use Bugzilla or Trac, then you only need to set a configuration variable which contains the base URL of the bug tracker. These options can go into bazaar.conf, branch.conf or into a branch-specific configuration section in locations.conf. You can set up these values for each of the projects you work on.

Note: As you provide a short name for each tracker, you can specify one or more bugs in one or more trackers at commit time if you wish.

Launchpad

Use bzr commit --fixes lp:2 to record that this commit fixes bug 2.

bugzilla_<tracker>_url

If present, the location of the Bugzilla bug tracker referred to by <tracker>. This option can then be used together with bzr commit --fixes to mark bugs in that tracker as being fixed by that commit. For example:

bugzilla_squid_url = http://bugs.squid-cache.org

would allow bzr commit --fixes squid:1234 to mark Squid’s bug 1234 as fixed.

trac_<tracker>_url

If present, the location of the Trac instance referred to by <tracker>. This option can then be used together with bzr commit --fixes to mark bugs in that tracker as being fixed by that commit. For example:

trac_twisted_url = http://www.twistedmatrix.com/trac

would allow bzr commit --fixes twisted:1234 to mark Twisted’s bug 1234 as fixed.

bugtracker_<tracker>_url

If present, the location of a generic bug tracker instance referred to by <tracker>. The location must contain an {id} placeholder, which will be replaced by a specific bug ID. This option can then be used together with bzr commit --fixes to mark bugs in that tracker as being fixed by that commit. For example:

bugtracker_python_url = http://bugs.python.org/issue{id}

would allow bzr commit --fixes python:1234 to mark bug 1234 in Python’s Roundup bug tracker as fixed, or:

bugtracker_cpan_url = http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id={id}

would allow bzr commit --fixes cpan:1234 to mark bug 1234 in CPAN’s RT bug tracker as fixed, or:

bugtracker_hudson_url = http://issues.hudson-ci.org/browse/{id}

would allow bzr commit --fixes hudson:HUDSON-1234 to mark bug HUDSON-1234 in Hudson’s JIRA bug tracker as fixed.

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