Debbugs provides a feature called usertags that allows any user to tag any bug with an arbitrary label. Bugs can be searched by usertag, so this is a handy way to organize bugs44.
For example, to view all the bug reports (or patches, in the case of
guix-patches) tagged with the usertag
guix, open a URL like the following in a web browser:
For more information on how to use usertags, please refer to the documentation for Debbugs or the documentation for whatever tool you use to interact with Debbugs.
In Guix, we are experimenting with usertags to keep track of
architecture-specific issues. To facilitate collaboration, all our usertags
are associated with the single user
guix. The following usertags
currently exist for that user:
The purpose of this usertag is to make it easy to find the issues that
matter most for the
powerpc64le-linux system type. Please assign
this usertag to bugs or patches that affect
powerpc64le-linux but not
other system types. In addition, you may use it to identify issues that for
some reason are particularly important for the
system type, even if the issue affects other system types, too.
For issues related to reproducibility. For example, it would be appropriate to assign this usertag to a bug report for a package that fails to build reproducibly.
If you’re a committer and you want to add a usertag, just start using it
guix user. If the usertag proves useful to you, consider
updating this section of the manual so that others will know what your
The list of usertags is public information, and anyone can modify any user’s list of usertags, so keep that in mind if you choose to use this feature.