Trac recognizing duplicate bugs on bug submission

Michael Secord gizmokid2005 at
Thu May 20 14:21:36 EDT 2010

Not really sure about Trac, but for instance's forums use 
what Daniel describes in his message. It just pops up (usually under the 
subject) in the ticket/post with helpful/possibly relevant information. 
I realize this isn't a forum, but that feature has actually helped me 
MANY times when going to post topics. It's at least worth a try?

------ Original Message -------
Subject: Re: Trac recognizing duplicate bugs on bug submission
From: Daniel Atallah <daniel.atallah at>
To: Craig Harding <craigwharding at>
Date: 5/20/2010 2:12 PM EST
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 21:30, Craig Harding<craigwharding at>  wrote:
>> Is there a way that an intermediate page could be introduced into trac
>> once the user has submitted a bug? It could show a list of existing
>> bugs that would match keywords from their bug submission. If there was
>> an existing bug that had a good match to the user's bug submission
>> they could skip that submission of the new bug and look at the
>> existing bug.
>> I tried searching the list for previous emails on this but I wasn't
>> really sure what this 'bug matching' would be called.
> I suspect it would be possible to implement this via a trac plugin,
> but I haven't seen any existing plugins that do that.
> has a somewhat
> similar goal, but wouldn't change the workflow, just try to help the
> user by popping up suggested duplicates.  I'm not sure how good it is.
> -D
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