Subject: misc/18784: GNATS summary of PR's by submission year is (slightly?) hosed
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Date: 10/22/2002 22:28:16
>Number:         18784
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       GNATS summary of PR's by submission year is (slightly?) hosed
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Oct 22 22:29:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Richard Rauch
>Release:        1.6 (but this is irrelevant)
NetBSD hermes 1.6 NetBSD 1.6 (hermes) #0: Mon Sep 23 16:14:11 CDT 2002     root@prometheus:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/hermes i386

(But, again, irrelevant.)

From, there is an interface to browse GNATS.
in particular, one option is to browse by the years in which PR's
were submitted.

E.g., the oldest year listed, 1993, lists 1 unresolved PR (see to see this one entry,

When you get there, however, you find that the entry is lib/15025,
submitted in December of 2001.

This isn't restricted to 1993.  1994 has at least one at least as late as
July 25th, 2002.

I hope that this isn't indicative of a corrupt PR database.  (Or, if
the database is corrupted, that it is not irreversible.)  I seem to recall
that this feature worked properly in the past.

Try browsing the GNATS PR database via the web, selected by year.
Or specifically, look at:


"Don't do that," I guess.  It's not *that* important to browse the
PR's by year (perhaps the main purpose is just to see what are the oldest
PR's---but you can find that out by glancing at the 10 oldest reports,
which presumably is a correct list.)