RFE: grep for package version

Bug #84723 reported by Henrik Nilsen Omma on 2007-02-12
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Bug Description

In many cases it is important to know which ersion of the package the usr has run. Esp. if you think the bug has been fixed.

If a bug is thought to be fixed in version x.10, that knowledge should be noted in the clue file after <bug> as <fixed>x.10</fixed>. When a new reported is found using that clue it would appear in blue (html output) if version < x.10 and in bold red if version >= x.10, indicating a failed fix or a regression. Both are of interest for different reasons. The first is likely a simple dupe while the second may be something the maintainer needs to know about.

It's possible to use a regex on the syslog for this on a line like:
ubuntu ubiquity[7566]: Ubiquity 1.3.5

It should become easier when apport repprts become the norm.

Changed in bughelper:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Definitely nice to have.

Please all try to gather regular expressions to find out version strings. (Apport reports should be easy).

Changed in bughelper:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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