Search returns uninteresting results when search string is substring of context (e.g.) package name

Reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2008-09-10
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Low
Robert Collins

Bug Description

1. Go to <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity>.
2. Search for bugs specifically about the Quit button in Ubiquity, by entering "quit" (without quotes) and choosing "Search".

What should happen: Launchpad returns those Ubiquity bug reports that mention "quit" in their summary or description.
What actually happens: Launchpad returns every open bug report for Ubiquity.

See also bug 5782 and bug 126708.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-01-23
Changed in malone:
status: New → Triaged
status: Triaged → New
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
affects: malone → launchpad-foundations
Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

Moving back to malone - the way bug searches are generated is not a foundations issue - the core supporting logic is, but I don't believe the problem lies therein.

affects: launchpad-foundations → malone
summary: - Search fails when search string is substring of package name
+ Search returns uninteresting results when search string is substring of
+ package name
summary: Search returns uninteresting results when search string is substring of
- package name
+ context (e.g.) package name
Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

See also bug 607960 which notes that the overhead of doing the bug target search is itself a problem; we could close two bugs by removing this heuristic.

Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

Moving forward with an experiment to disable this functionality and see what happens.

Changed in launchpad:
assignee: nobody → Robert Collins (lifeless)
Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

context substring search is now disabled via a feature rule.

Changed in launchpad:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Samuel Bronson (naesten) on 2011-03-29
description: updated
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