This is not a bug, but a proposal. Show bugs that have been resolved in the search decreases the number of duplicate bugs. At least, for requests for new packages.
On the search page, it's already possible to search for open and closed bugs :
I did not think the search link was different of the search field.
Maybe a different name for the link? 'Search Options', maybe?
There two search methods in bugzilla, a "simple" search and an "advanced" search, when you click the "Search" link in bugzilla it takes you to the "simple" search form by default, click "Advanced Search" to get the more detailed search method (your preference is remembered by your browser).
Closing as worksforme (reopen if you don't agree).
Ahmad Samir, it is a matter of usability. The button and the link has both the same name ("Search"), but different functionality.
My proposal is change the link name "Search" to "Search Options". I think it would be best felt that the link leads to a result different from the button.
What do you think?
The "Search" link takes you to the search page, both simple and advanced links are available there; it's not "search options".
File a bug report upstream if you think this functionality should be changed.
Adding Frédéric Buclin to CC.
"Search Options" is definitely wrong, and we won't take this change upstream. The Search link brings you to the Search page, as expected. The Search button is about the Search field you have in the header and footer of the page (also known as the QuickSearch field).