Do you use Binary package hint: line in bug description?

Francis J. Lacoste francis.lacoste at
Wed Jun 8 21:52:17 UTC 2011


When user file bugs on the distribution and enter a package name in the 
widget, Launchpad automatically adds a line to the description with
Binary package hint: binarypackagename

That binarypackagename actually comes from the last binary generated from the 
sourcepackage found by the user. (If the user actually entered a binary 
package name, we will find the corresponding sourcepackage name and then set 
the binarypackage hint line to the 'official binary name' - not the one 
entered to the user.)

Is that "feature" useful to you? The logic to retrieve this binary package 
name is really convulated and there doesn't seem to be a strong use case for 
it. I'd really like to get rid of it. But maybe that Binary package hint: is 
really useful to you?

Additional notes: that only happens when user file bugs through email or the 
/ubuntu/+filebug page (which is hidden away behind a wiki page discouraging 
people to use it).

That's different from the comment added 'The original reporter indicated...' 
which is added when we cannot find a related source package to what the user 

Eagerly waiting for your ok to fire the deletion trigger :-)

Francis J. Lacoste
francis.lacoste at
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