Previously, my workflow regarding replying to bugreports outside my own packages was very uncomfortable: I first downloaded the mbox archive from the BTS, then imported that in claws-mail, hit reply all, remove submit@, add bugnumber@, then send the email.
Therefore, I decided to hack up a little elisp function to automate this process for notmuch. It first downloads the message from the BTS, adds it to the notmuch database, then calls notmuch-mua-reply on the message and fixes the To: header:
;; Removes firstname.lastname@example.org from the recipients of a reply-all message. (defun debian-remove-submit (recipients) (delq nil (mapcar (lambda (recipient) (and (not (string-equal (nth 1 recipient) "email@example.com")) recipient)) recipients))) (defun debian-add-bugrecipient (recipients bugnumber) (let* ((bugaddress (concat bugnumber "@bugs.debian.org")) (addresses (mapcar (lambda (x) (nth 1 x)) recipients)) (exists (member bugaddress addresses))) (if exists recipients (append (list (list (concat "Bug " bugnumber) bugaddress)) recipients)))) ;; TODO: msg should be made optional and it should default to the latest message in the bugreport. ;; NB: bugnumber and msg are both strings. (defun debian-bts-reply (bugnumber msg) ;; Download the message to ~/mail-copy-fs/imported. (let ((msgpath (format "~/mail-copy-fs/imported/bts_%s_msg_%s.msg" bugnumber msg))) (let* ((url (format "http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=%s;mbox=yes;bug=%s" msg bugnumber)) (download-buffer (url-retrieve-synchronously url))) (save-excursion (set-buffer download-buffer) (goto-char (point-min)) ; just to be safe (if (not (string-equal (buffer-substring (point) (line-end-position)) "HTTP/1.1 200 OK")) (error "Could not download the message from the Debian BTS")) ;; Delete the HTTP headers and the first "From" line (in order to ;; make this a message, not an mbox). (re-search-forward "^$" nil 'move) (forward-char) (forward-line 1) (delete-region (point-min) (point)) ;; Store the message on disk. (write-file msgpath) (kill-buffer))) ;; Import the mail into the notmuch database. (let ((msgid (with-temp-buffer (call-process "~/.local/bin/notmuch-import.py" nil t nil (expand-file-name msgpath)) (buffer-string)))) (notmuch-mua-reply (concat "id:" msgid) "Michael Stapelberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>" t) ;; Remove email@example.com, add <bugnumber>@bugs.debian.org. (let* ((to (message-fetch-field "To")) (recipients (mail-extract-address-components to t)) (recipients (debian-remove-submit recipients)) (recipients (debian-add-bugrecipient recipients bugnumber)) (recipients-str (mapconcat (lambda (x) (concat (nth 0 x) " <" (nth 1 x) ">")) recipients ", "))) (save-excursion (message-goto-to) (message-delete-line) (insert "To: " recipients-str "\n"))) ;; Our modifications don’t count as modifications. (set-buffer-modified-p nil))))
In case you want to get updates, you can find the latest version of this code in my configfiles git repository.
To add a single message to the notmuch database and get its message ID, I have
written this simple python script (using python-notmuch), located in
#!/usr/bin/env python # vim:ts=4:sw=4:et import notmuch import sys if len(sys.argv) < 2: print "Syntax: notmuch-import.py <filename>" sys.exit(0) db = notmuch.Database(mode=notmuch.Database.MODE.READ_WRITE) (msg, status) = db.add_message(sys.argv) print msg.get_message_id()
If you have any improvements, I’d love to hear about it. If it’s useful for you, enjoy.