launchpad bug reports

Soren Hansen soren at
Tue Sep 22 12:36:11 UTC 2009

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 04:43:15PM -0500, Patrick Goetz wrote:
> Am I missing something?  It seems that bug reports in launchpad are 
> categorized by package name but not by distribution.  Wouldn't it make 
> sense to take advantage of the distribution hierarchy in order to make 
> this system easier to work with?
> I.e. I'm specifically trying to get some problems with packages in 
> Karmic Koala sorted out and am not interested in scrolling through lists 
> of problems that people had with, say, Postfix, in the 8.04 release.

I don't think it would be very useful to assume that any bug in Hardy
was magically fixed in Intrepid. Hence, dividing bugs by series[1] seems
like a bad plan to me. If a bug is still open, that should mean that it
still exists in the current development release (and likely every
release in between the time when it was recorded and now).  To track
bugs in older series, we use bug tasks.  I tried to find a useful link
on the wiki, but to no avail.  Perhaps someone with stronger wiki-fu og
Google-fu than I can help with that.

[1]: Hardy, Intrepid, Jaunty, Karmic, and Lucid are all "series". The
distribution is simply "Ubuntu".

Soren Hansen                 | 
Lead virtualisation engineer | Ubuntu Server Team
Canonical Ltd.               |
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