Bug reporting issues

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Sat Mar 19 11:22:59 CST 2005

On Sat, Mar 19, 2005 at 01:56:55AM -0800, Adam Lydick wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-03-14 at 11:55 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > It is generally best to report bugs to Ubuntu.  The bug might be
> > Ubuntu-specific, and upstreams don't appreciate receiving bug reports for
> > code that they didn't write.
> Will "reportbug" work properly for this task? (eg: was it retargeted at
> ubuntu bugzilla?) We hateses the web interface and reportbug extracts
> nice defaults and doesn't require quite as much clicking around :)
> I assume any feature requests or major changes would be best sent
> upstream unless they are pretty trivial to implement?

Current versions of reportbug should detect (thanks to Chris Lawrence) that
they are running on an Ubuntu system, and redirect the bug report to an
Ubuntu mailing list.  There is no email gateway to Ubuntu Bugzilla at this
point, and one is not planned, because Ubuntu will be migrating away from
Bugzilla in the future.

 - mdz

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