near-empty debtags database

Bug #1266874 reported by Stéphane Gourichon on 2014-01-07
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Bug Description

Hello,

Severity : high.
Rationale : nearly no tags, tags database and associated applications, including debtags, are useless.

Summary : near-empty debtags database. Only 20 packages have tags.

After installing debtags and packagesearch, it is observed that packagesearch finds very few packages by tags.

How to reproduce :

* install debtags, use any debtags front-end, see that search by tags finds very few packages
* run debtags cat | wc -l, expect a big number (thousands)
* run apt-cache dumpavail | grep -i ^Tag: | wc -l, expect a big number (thousands)
* run wget -S http://debtags.alioth.debian.org/tags/tags-current.gz, expect a result

Observed behavior

* debtags cat | wc -l yields 20
* apt-cache dumpavail | grep -i ^Tag: | wc -l yields 34
* wget -S http://debtags.alioth.debian.org/tags/tags-current.gz fails with 404

Thank you for your attention.

* Additional information

lsb_release -rd

Description: Ubuntu 13.10
Release: 13.10

LC_ALL=C apt-cache policy debtags

 1722 LC_ALL=C apt-cache policy debtags

debtags:
  Installed: 1.10.2ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1.10.2ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1.10.2ubuntu1 0
        500 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: debtags 1.10.2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-15.23-generic 3.11.10
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-15-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jan 7 19:24:45 2014
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: debtags
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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As an example of package that does have tags upstream, but appears without tags in the context, take gimp.
Local database has no tag for gimp, but http://debtags.debian.net/edit/gimp shows actual tags for it.

For the sake of completeness, the debtags database is so small that it can be pasted here.

debtags cat

aggregate: implemented-in::c, interface::commandline, network::configuration, network::routing, protocol::ip, role::program, scope::utility, use::analysing, use::configuring, use::converting, use::routing, works-with-format::plaintext, works-with::network-traffic, works-with::text
casper: admin::boot, admin::filesystem, implemented-in::shell, protocol::smb, role::plugin, scope::utility, special::completely-tagged, works-with-format::iso9660
dynagen: admin::configuring, admin::monitoring, implemented-in::python, interface::shell, network::routing, protocol::TODO, protocol::ip, role::program, scope::utility, use::checking, use::configuring, use::monitor, use::routing
dynamips: hardware::emulation, implemented-in::c, interface::commandline, interface::daemon, interface::shell, network::TODO, network::routing, network::server, protocol::atm, protocol::ethernet, protocol::ip, protocol::ipv6, role::program, scope::utility, use::checking, use::learning, use::routing, works-with::network-traffic
fityk: field::chemistry, field::physics, implemented-in::c++, interface::x11, role::program, scope::utility, uitoolkit::wxwidgets, x11::application
glurp: uitoolkit::gtk
horae: field::biology, field::chemistry, field::physics, implemented-in::perl, interface::x11, legacy::science, scope::suite, uitoolkit::tk, x11::application
ircmarkers: field::geography, implemented-in::perl, interface::commandline, role::program, scope::utility, use::TODO, use::entertaining, works-with-format::jpg, works-with-format::png, works-with::image:raster
libmail-sender-perl: devel::lang:perl, devel::library, implemented-in::perl, mail::smtp, network::client, protocol::smtp, role::devel-lib, role::shared-lib, works-with::mail
libnet-whois-raw-perl: devel::lang:perl, devel::library, implemented-in::perl, network::client, role::devel-lib, role::shared-lib, use::checking, use::searching, works-with::TODO
libstyx2: role::shared-lib, suite::gnu
netperf: admin::benchmarking, hardware::TODO, implemented-in::c, interface::commandline, network::client, network::server, protocol::ethernet, protocol::ip, protocol::ipv6, protocol::tcp, protocol::udp, role::program, scope::utility, use::TODO, use::analysing, use::checking, use::monitor, works-with::network-traffic
nfdump: admin::accounting, implemented-in::c, interface::commandline, interface::daemon, network::routing, network::scanner, network::server, protocol::TODO, protocol::ip, protocol::ipv6, protocol::tcp, protocol::udp, role::program, use::analysing, use::checking, use::filtering, use::monitor, use::viewing
oggfwd: implemented-in::c, interface::commandline, network::client, role::program, scope::utility, works-with-format::oggtheora, works-with-format::oggvorbis, works-with::audio, works-with::video
oidua: implemented-in::python, interface::commandline, role::program, scope::application, sound::TODO, use::organizing, works-with-...

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Quinn Balazs (qbalazs) wrote :

Any of the information that used to be located on http://debtags.alioth.debian.org/tags/tags-current.gz has been moved to the Debian Wiki https://wiki.debian.org/Debtags. Debtags 1.12ubuntu1 in Trusty contains a tags-current.gz that contains the relevant tags, removing the need to fetch the tags-current.gz file from http://debtags.alioth.debian.org which no longer exists. 1.10.2ubuntu1 in Saucy contains no such file, and since http://debtags.alioth.debian.org/tags/tags-current.gz is no longer accessible there is no easy way to fetch the tags-current.gz file. As it currently stands Debugs is not functional in Saucy.

Changed in debtags (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Quinn Balazs (qbalazs) wrote :

* Any information on http://debtags.alioth.debian.org has been moved to https://wiki.debian.org/Debtags, tags-current isn't moved over.

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