Best practice for reporting bugs

Max Bowsher maxb at
Tue Mar 31 09:26:45 BST 2009

(``-_-´´) -- BUGabundo wrote:
> Olá Chow e a todos.
> On Monday 30 March 2009 09:59:46 Chow Loong Jin wrote:
>> I think it's more of assigning the bug to the correct place. Because
>> these bugs aren't really in Ubuntu, but in a PPA (which is considered a
>> 3rd party repository), the bugs don't really belong to Ubuntu unless
>> they can be reproduced on the packages in the official Ubuntu archives.
> Ok, I need to step back a bit, and make my self clear.
> I just want to be able to file a bug on a package... its just a package that is both in Archive and PPA. but the version on my system comes from the PPA.
>> However, I believe that eventhough the bugs don't really belong in
>> Ubuntu, they do belong somewhere. There should be some way to report and
>> track bugs in PPAs, but this is a Launchpad issue.
> Exactly. The bug should go somewhere. And that place is the PPA BTS, _if it exists_.
> If it doesnt let apport fail as it currently does. But if there is a PPA for package FOO, why not redirect the apport collected data to that PPA BTS?
> Am I making such an hard question, or using the wrong example?

But as there is no such thing as a PPA BTS, why care about what apport
should do in that hypothetical situation?


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