Trac Ticket Queries

In addition to reports, Trac provides support for custom ticket queries, used to display lists of tickets meeting a specified set of criteria.

To configure and execute a custom query, switch to the View Tickets module from the navigation bar, and select the Custom Query link.


When you first go to the query page the default filter will display tickets relevant to you:

  • If logged in then all open tickets it will display open tickets assigned to you.
  • If not logged in but you have specified a name or email address in the preferences then it will display all open tickets where your email (or name if email not defined) is in the CC list.
  • If not logged and no name/email defined in the preferences then all open issues are displayed.

Current filters can be removed by clicking the button to the left with the minus sign on the label. New filters are added from the pulldown lists at the bottom corners of the filters box ('And' conditions on the left, 'Or' conditions on the right). Filters with either a text box or a pulldown menu of options can be added multiple times to perform an or of the criteria.

You can use the fields just below the filters box to group the results based on a field, or display the full description for each ticket.

Once you've edited your filters click the Update button to refresh your results.

Clicking on one of the query results will take you to that ticket. You can navigate through the results by clicking the Next Ticket or Previous Ticket links just below the main menu bar, or click the Back to Query link to return to the query page.

You can safely edit any of the tickets and continue to navigate through the results using the Next/Previous/Back to Query links after saving your results. When you return to the query any tickets which were edited will be displayed with italicized text. If one of the tickets was edited such that it no longer matches the query criteria the text will also be greyed. Lastly, if a new ticket matching the query criteria has been created, it will be shown in bold.

The query results can be refreshed and cleared of these status indicators by clicking the Update button again.

Saving Queries

Trac allows you to save the query as a named query accessible from the reports module. To save a query ensure that you have Updated the view and then click the Save query button displayed beneath the results. You can also save references to queries in Wiki content, as described below.

Note: one way to easily build queries like the ones below, you can build and test the queries in the Custom report module and when ready - click Save query. This will build the query string for you. All you need to do is remove the extra line breaks.

You may want to save some queries so that you can come back to them later. You can do this by making a link to the query from any Wiki page.

[query:status=new|assigned|reopened&version=1.0 Active tickets against 1.0]

Which is displayed as:

Active tickets against 1.0

This uses a very simple query language to specify the criteria (see Query Language).

Alternatively, you can copy the query string of a query and paste that into the Wiki link, including the leading ? character:

[query:?status=new&status=assigned&status=reopened&group=owner Assigned tickets by owner]

Which is displayed as:

Assigned tickets by owner

Using the [[TicketQuery]] Macro

The  TicketQuery macro lets you display lists of tickets matching certain criteria anywhere you can use WikiFormatting.



This is displayed as:

No results

Just like the query: wiki links, the parameter of this macro expects a query string formatted according to the rules of the simple ticket query language.

A more compact representation without the ticket summaries is also available:

[[TicketQuery(version=0.6|0.7&resolution=duplicate, compact)]]

This is displayed as:

No results

Finally, if you wish to receive only the number of defects that match the query, use the count parameter.

[[TicketQuery(version=0.6|0.7&resolution=duplicate, count)]]

This is displayed as:


Customizing the table format

You can also customize the columns displayed in the table format (format=table) by using col=<field> - you can specify multiple fields and what order they are displayed by placing pipes (|) between the columns like below:


This is displayed as:

Full rows

In table format you can also have full rows by using rows=<field> like below:


This is displayed as:

Results (1 - 3 of 13858)

Ticket Resolution Summary Owner Reporter
#16397 invalid Still experiencing atkbd serio0: Spurious NAK on isa0060/serio0. -- kcamluap

Reported by kcamluap, 5 days ago.


I have an absurd problem, where SSH to one single host over a VPN connection (required) causes the disk on my host to spike, and the only error message that has been logged that shows any real indication of a problem is not even consistently reproducible.

SSH to other hosts over the same VPN works fine. I have had this problem since 5.0.30 and another version that I have forgotten.

The only info I can find for this error is 10 years old on average, and I am out of ideas.

ssh -vvvvvvvvvvvv INTERNAL HOSTNAME - REMOVED OpenSSH_6.7p1 Debian-5+deb8u3, OpenSSL 1.0.1t 3 May 2016 debug1: Reading configuration data /home/paco/.ssh/config debug1: /home/paco/.ssh/config line 1: Applying options for * debug1: /home/paco/.ssh/config line 11: Applying options for INTERNAL HOSTNAME - REMOVED debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 19: Applying options for * debug3: resolve_canonicalize: not canonicalizing hostname "INTERNAL HOSTNAME - REMOVED" (max dots 1) debug1: Executing proxy command: exec /usr/bin/ssh VPN INFO - REMOVED debug1: identity file /home/paco/.ssh/id_rsa type 1 debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory debug1: identity file /home/paco/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1 debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory debug1: identity file /home/paco/.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory debug1: identity file /home/paco/.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1 debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory debug1: identity file /home/paco/.ssh/id_ecdsa type -1 debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory debug1: identity file /home/paco/.ssh/id_ecdsa-cert type -1 debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory debug1: identity file /home/paco/.ssh/id_ed25519 type -1 debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory debug1: identity file /home/paco/.ssh/id_ed25519-cert type -1 debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_6.7p1 Debian-5+deb8u3 debug1: permanently_drop_suid: 1000 C

This is always where it hangs. dmesg -wH has nothing. /etc/rc.local:

echo "4 4 1 7" > /proc/sys/kernel/printk

from previous bug (the 10 year old one).

The only issue I can come up with on the host is the use of Veracrypt 1.19. Unfortunately, due to the way software is managed here I am a bit stuck with this configuration. I can easily change vbox versions.

I am out of ideas and this is causing a loss of work and sanity. Please take a look, and excuse any missing troubleshooting data, as I am unsure what is or is not of use, or how to collect it all.

Thank you.

#16391 invalid Installation MSI files are still signed with SHA1 and not SHA256 -- talr

Reported by talr, 6 days ago.


The MSI files for vbox 4.3.40 & 5.1 (only checked these) are only signed with SHA1 where as files such as is signed also with SHA256

for example: VirtualBox-5.1.0-108711-Win.exe --extract look inside %temp%\Virtualbox\

see files signature: VirtualBox-5.1.0-r108711-MultiArch_amd64.msi VirtualBox-5.1.0-r108711-MultiArch_x86.msi

#16389 obsolete guest kernel panic on continious high usage -- blackmamba

Reported by blackmamba, 6 days ago.


Host machine runs Debian Jessie 64 bit and Guest machine the same.

from time to time I am experiencing a kernel panic on the guest, making the virtual machine unresponsive. A soft reset from VirtualBox GUI will not work for the vm in question, the process has to be killed from console entirely and started again. The other running VMs are not affected when this even occurs.

I can't find relevant info in the vbox.log files on the host so I am attaching a print screen with the call trace that is shown on the guest console.

Query Language

query: TracLinks and the [[TicketQuery]] macro both use a mini “query language” for specifying query filters. Basically, the filters are separated by ampersands (&). Each filter then consists of the ticket field name, an operator, and one or more values. More than one value are separated by a pipe (|), meaning that the filter matches any of the values. To include a literal & or | in a value, escape the character with a backslash (\).

The available operators are:

= the field content exactly matches one of the values
~= the field content contains one or more of the values
^= the field content starts with one of the values
$= the field content ends with one of the values

All of these operators can also be negated:

!= the field content matches none of the values
!~= the field content does not contain any of the values
!^= the field content does not start with any of the values
!$= the field content does not end with any of the values

The date fields created and modified can be constrained by using the = operator and specifying a value containing two dates separated by two dots (..). Either end of the date range can be left empty, meaning that the corresponding end of the range is open. The date parser understands a few natural date specifications like "3 weeks ago", "last month" and "now", as well as Bugzilla-style date specifications like "1d", "2w", "3m" or "4y" for 1 day, 2 weeks, 3 months and 4 years, respectively. Spaces in date specifications can be left out to avoid having to quote the query string.

created=2007-01-01..2008-01-01 query tickets created in 2007
created=lastmonth..thismonth query tickets created during the previous month
modified=1weekago.. query tickets that have been modified in the last week
modified=..30daysago query tickets that have been inactive for the last 30 days

See also: TracTickets, TracReports, TracGuide
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