Bug#479953: uniform header for automated package maintenance emails - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#479953: uniform header for automated package maintenance emails - Debian ; Package: general Severity: wishlist With all the (helpful) email that a package maintainer gets nowadays, BTS, PTS, Dak, DDPOMail robot, BTS link, etc., it becomes ever weirder to just filter them into appropriate mail folders. To illustrate that, here are ...

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  1. Bug#479953: uniform header for automated package maintenance emails

    Package: general
    Severity: wishlist

    With all the (helpful) email that a package maintainer gets nowadays, BTS,
    PTS, Dak, DDPOMail robot, BTS link, etc., it becomes ever weirder to just
    filter them into appropriate mail folders. To illustrate that, here are
    procmail rules that I have assembled over time:

    * ^X-Debian-PR-Message:
    * ^X-Katie:
    * ^X-PTS-
    * ^From:.*(installer|katie|dak)@((ftp-master|spohr)\.debian\.org|backports\.org)
    * ^From: DDPOMail robot
    * ^X-BTS-Link:

    I think it would be very nice to press these into some common form, such as

    X-Debian: BTS
    X-Debian: DAK
    X-Debian: PTS
    X-Debian: BTS-link

    or alternatively

    X-Debian-BTS: $moreinfo
    X-Debian-DAK: $moreinfo
    .....

    Maybe there is a quasi-standard for constructing these X- headers.

    Comments?



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  2. Bug#479953: uniform header for automated package maintenance emails

    On ke, 2008-05-07 at 11:52 +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
    > * ^X-Debian-PR-Message:
    > * ^X-Katie:
    > * ^X-PTS-
    > * ^From:.*(installer|katie|dak)@((ftp-master|spohr)\.debian\.org|backports\.org)
    > * ^From: DDPOMail robot
    > * ^X-BTS-Link:
    >
    > I think it would be very nice to press these into some common form, such as


    I think that would be a great thing to have. It could be implemented as
    an addition to the existing stuff, of course, to make transition easier.





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  3. Bug#479953: uniform header for automated package maintenance emails

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  4. Bug#479953: uniform header for automated package maintenance emails

    On 5/7/08, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
    > On 11378 March 1977, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
    > > I think it would be very nice to press these into some common form, such as
    > > X-Debian: BTS
    > > X-Debian: DAK
    > > X-Debian: PTS
    > > X-Debian: BTS-link

    >
    > > Maybe there is a quasi-standard for constructing these X- headers.

    >
    > While I think most of daks mails do have X-Katie or X-DAK headers I do
    > like X-Debian: FOO and so will go and _add_ this to *all* dak mails
    > now. Including the queue daemon. Should be merged later today.


    Are these headers supposed to be mail headers, or pseudo-headers such
    as the BTS accepts. I thought the former, but I just got this from
    Dak:

    To: camrdale@gmail.com
    Subject: Processing of torrentflux_2.3-9_amd64.changes
    Message-Id:
    From: Archive Administrator
    Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 23:56:07 +0000

    X-Debian: DAK
    torrentflux_2.3-9_amd64.changes uploaded successfully to localhost
    along with the files:
    torrentflux_2.3-9.dsc
    torrentflux_2.3-9.diff.gz
    torrentflux_2.3-9_all.deb

    Greetings,

    Your Debian queue daemon

    Is that a bug, or were my assumptions wrong? FWIW, I think using real
    (not pseudo) mail headers is a mildly better solution, but I'm happy
    either way.

    Thanks,
    Cameron



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  5. Bug#479953: uniform header for automated package maintenance emails

    On 11379 March 1977, Cameron Dale wrote:

    > Is that a bug, or were my assumptions wrong? FWIW, I think using real
    > (not pseudo) mail headers is a mildly better solution, but I'm happy
    > either way.


    Bug, should be in (real) headers.

    --
    bye, Joerg
    I wrote this thing but it really sucks
    Awesome! We will release it asap



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  6. Re: Bug#479953: uniform header for automated package maintenance emails

    On Thursday 8 May 2008 00:14, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
    > b. Every tool sending (machine generated) mail to Debian Developers
    > * *should add a header of the form
    >
    > * * *X-Debian: $TOOL
    >
    > * *and so clearly mark that it is an automagic generated mail by
    > * *$TOOL. Every bit more information, like what script exactly did
    > * *generate the mail, should be in seperate X-whatever headers.[1]


    I would like it if the proposal also had something allong the lines that if
    the message concerns a specific package, it would add a X-Debian-Package:
    header aswell (e.g. DAK, testing migration, PTS mails etc), to
    make the following things uniform:

    X-Debian-PR-Package: apt-file
    X-Testing-Watch-Package: apt-file
    ...


    cheers,
    Thijs

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  7. Bug#479953: marked as done (uniform field for automated package maintenance email messages)


    Your message dated Mon, 12 May 2008 22:27:03 +0200
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    and subject line Re: Mail headers for automated package maintenance emails
    has caused the Debian Bug report #479953,
    regarding uniform field for automated package maintenance email messages
    to be marked as done.

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