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Bug 5253 - Bugzilla submission missing submitter's name
Summary: Bugzilla submission missing submitter's name
Alias: None
Product: Bugzilla
Classification: Community
Component: Bugzilla General
Version: 2.1rC
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium vote
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-09-20 16:33 UTC by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-22 18:30:31 UTC

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Description David Woodhouse 1999-09-20 16:33:31 UTC
See the addition to bug #4239, made at 12:26 on 20th

"------- Additional Comments From  09/20/99 12:26 -------"

This happened because I wasn't logged in when I made the
submission (which in itself appears to have been a glitch in
Bugzilla's cookie handling, although it now appears to
recognise me).

After I hit the 'Commit' button, I was prompted for my email
address and password, but my email address didn't actually
make it to the submission.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-09-22 22:25:59 UTC
This is a problem with the way bugzilla does anonymous browsing. If it
cannot find a cookie from the users browser it assumes that person has
never been there before an goes into anonymous mode. This means if
someone makes a comment it doesnt know who made it and should have the
name Anonymous show up instead of nothing at all. This is a problem
that should be fixed soon. Until then if you see that you are doing a
query as an Anonymous user (should say at top) click the login link
and then make your changes.

------- Additional Comments From   09/23/99 11:41 -------

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-09-23 15:44:59 UTC
I have verified this to be a problem. I will look into fixing this int
the near future. Thanks for pointing it out. What should happen is
that it should not ask for a login name and password and add the
comment but have Anonymous as the user name at the least.

------- Additional Comments From   10/30/99 14:20 -------
Both bugzilla #5859 and #6542 appear to be duplicates of this item.

Comment 3 David Lawrence 1999-11-22 18:30:59 UTC
This is now fixed in the latest Bugzilla version we are currently using. To add
a comment a person must be a member of the bugzilla system. Although they can
still browse bug reports without being a member. If this still seems broken
please reopen this report.

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