How to handle forthcoming PR originator e-mail address

Danny Pansters danny at
Fri Mar 30 00:12:45 UTC 2007

On Thursday 29 March 2007 23:22:28 Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2007-03-29 23:40, Dmitry Pryanishnikov <dmitry at> wrote:
> >On Thu, 29 Mar 2007, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> >>> I'm an originator of 4 open PRs and 9 closed ones. My e-mail address
> >>> will change soon. How should I handle the change to stay reachable
> >>> for people working on PRs? Sorry to bother the list with
> >>> (seems-to-be) a trivial question, I can't find reply in PR-related
> >>> articles.
> >>
> >> Point me to the PRs and I will use pr-edit to fix the email address.
> >
> >   Thank you, Gabor Kovesdan has already done it.
> Nice.
> >> This can also be done by any FreeBSD committer with ssh access to the
> >> FreeBSD cluster.
> >
> > I just thought that some kind of automatic tool should exist to
> > accomplish originator's e-mail change. After all, people _do_ change
> > their e-mails sometimes...
> Not really.  Gnats is very flexible in this; it allows manual editing of
> the bug report itself.  This is also one of its relatively annoying
> 'flaws' though.  Care must be taken when bug reports are manually
> modified by a committer, and there are not very many tools to automake

Also by a submitter. I recently learnt this: Never steep so low as to try and 
modify the (attached) patch rather than rolling a new PR, pasting in the same 
old text, etc. However tempting when you are PR'ing a series of 20 or so. But 
it will always bite you in the butt at some point!


> stuff like what you wanted to do.
> Anyway, I'm glad this has been resolved now :)
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