bug in bug processing system;-)

Fabien COELHO coelho@cri.ensmp.fr
Wed, 6 Feb 2002 11:43:06 +0100 (CET)

Please find enclose a stupid mail I had when trying to submit a bug. It
complains about missing headers, which happen to be actually included in
the mail returned afterwards..

Words fail me.

I really think that this mail-based-with-additional-headers bug reporting
system is a bad idea. I have not found a simple html form to feed with my

Fabien Coelho ___ coelho@cri.ensmp.fr ___ http://www.cri.ensmp.fr/~coelho

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Date: Wed,  6 Feb 2002 03:18:01 -0600 (CST)
From: Gnumatic bug Tracking System <bugs-admin@gnumatic.com>
To: Fabien COELHO <fabien@coelho.net>
Subject: Message with no Package: tag cannot be processed!         (QIF
    import problems)

Your message didn't have a Package: line at the start (in the
pseudo-header following the real mail header), or didn't have a
pseudo-header at all.

This makes it much harder for us to categorise and deal with your
problem report. Please _resubmit_ your report and tell us which package
the report is on. For help, check out http://www.gnumatic.com/bugs/Reporting.html.

Your message was dated Wed, 6 Feb 2002 09:36:59 +0100 (CET) and had
message-id <Pine.LNX.4.43.0202060935230.3685@leuven.ensmp.fr>
and subject QIF import problems.
The complete text of it is attached to this message.

If you need any assistance or explanation please contact me.

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Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 09:36:59 +0100 (CET)
From: Fabien COELHO <fabien@coelho.net>
To: submit@bugs.gnumatic.com
Subject: QIF import problems
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.43.0202060935230.3685@leuven.ensmp.fr>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
Package: gnucash
Version: 1.6.4

I installed gnucash-1.6.4 from the distributed rpms on a redhat 7.2.
I could not install gnucash-1.6.5 because of missing libraries for
which I had no rpms.

When importing QIF files from my bank, I had to fix manually syntactic
problems in the file generated by the bank. I think the QIF parser could
pretty easily handles these 'extensions'. I wrote a perl to handle the two
first problems.

1/ 2 digit year in date format


instead of


2/ plus sign in total amount format


instead of


3/ account choice not user friendly

When importing a QIF file, the system asks for the destination account.
Fine. You have to type the full name if it is a subaccount. I would
prefer a Choice box where one can select an existing account, or the
ability to create a new one.

Thanks in advance for the potential future fixes.