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Command-line bug tracking

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Have been using todo.txt for a few days. However, i find i am using it more
for recording bugs. todo.txt allows me to mark a task as done but not put
a comment or status. e.g. I need to put in details of what I have done as a bug-fix.

So I just checked up the net a bit and came across a bunch of command-line bug
trackers. Need something simple and CLI.

Two nice-looking projects are: tracker and ditz (coincidentally ruby, I hope
1.9.1). ticgit also looks good, but perhaps a little more complicated than what
i want.

Let me know if you are using something nice and simple for your small projects.

OUCH ! Both are giving errors! Tried tracker in both 1.8 and 1.9. There are some dependencies not mentioned. Gives an error in active-record.

$ trac bootstrap
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-2.1.0/lib/active_record/base.rb:1667:in `method_missing’: undefined method `acts_as_list’ for #<Class:0x17973f8> (NoMethodError)
from /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/Tracker-1.0.0/bin/../lib/comment.rb:3
from /opt/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `gem_original_require’
from /opt/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require’

$ ditz

/opt/local/lib/ruby1.9/gems/1.9.1/gems/ditz-0.5/lib/model-objects.rb:1:in `require’: /opt/local/lib/ruby1.9/gems/1.9.1/gems/ditz-0.5/lib/model.rb:214: multiple assignment in conditional (SyntaxError)

The person on the ditz mailing list, says he is no longer maintaining it since it never really met his needs.

The saga continues:

I install gnu gnats (sudo port install gnats), installs fine, but on executing send-pr it complains it cannot find a file pr-edit.

I install another ruby bug tracker, ticgit. Seems to be for 1.8 since I ran into a “when :” error. Fixed that but it goes on to another.

$ ti new -t ‘my new ticket’
/opt/local/lib/ruby1.9/gems/1.9.1/gems/git-1.2.5/lib/git/lib.rb:329:in `chdir’: wrong number of arguments (1 for 0) (ArgumentError)
from /opt/local/lib/ruby1.9/gems/1.9.1/gems/git-1.2.5/lib/git/lib.rb:329:in `config_get’
from /opt/local/lib/ruby1.9/gems/1.9.1/gems/git-1.2.5/lib/git/base.rb:135:in `config’

So no command-line bug-tracking for me, … as of now at least.


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Written by totalrecall

November 3, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Posted in being_geeky

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