apt-listbugs removed from main packages

Reinhard Tartler siretart at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 15 11:11:01 BST 2009

Tim Webster <tdwebste at gmail.com> writes:

> FINE!! What needs to be done to make apt-listbugs refer to ubuntu bugs?

Perhaps it should check and report for both debian and ubuntu bugs? The
main problem with ubuntu bugs in launchpad for apt-listchanges is that
the bugs itself do not list the affected versions in its metadata. This
information from the debian BTS is used by apt-listbugs to show only
bugs that are actually affecting the given package. So apt-listbugs will
almost certainly be less useful for released versions of ubuntu in
general. It is however possible to check for bugs that have a
distrobugtask created, which is a manual process.

If you want to help out, I'd suggest to contact the authors. According
to [1], that would be Ryan Niebur and Francesco Poli.

> How much difference is there between ubuntu and debian outside of
> main?

See the bottom of the pages [2] and [3] for a detailed statistic.

[1] http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/a/apt-listbugs/apt-listbugs_0.0.96/apt-listbugs.copyright
[2] https://merges.ubuntu.com/main.html
[3] https://merges.ubuntu.com/universe.html

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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