Policy: filing bugs against Ubuntu packages instead of upstream projects

Ursula Junque ursinha at ursinha.net
Wed Nov 27 18:06:10 UTC 2013

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 7:33 AM, Michał Sawicz
<michal.sawicz at canonical.com>wrote:

> On 26.11.2013 02:44, Ursula Junque wrote:
>> If upstreams don't oppose to that, bugs should only be filed against
>> Ubuntu packages, discouraging the direct upstream reporting. Once we
>> have an agreement, we need to document this to prevent all the confusion
>> to happen again, and then discuss what to do with the previously
>> reported bugs. Oliver (ogra) said there was an email some time ago to
>> direct people to file bugs only against Ubuntu packages but no one seems
>> to find it, feel free to point that out if you think that's relevant.
> I just tried to file a bug against Ubuntu (unity8)¹, unfortunately I can't
> set the status to 'Triaged', or decide the importance. So, well... I can't
> triage Ubuntu (unity8) bugs.

According to ogra this can be solved by adding your team to the bugcontrol
team. There's a policy in place that allows teams to be added to the
bugsquad one, if they're upstreams. Ogra, please enlighten us. :)

> AFAICT, we also don't get notified about new Ubuntu (unity8) bugs, even
> though I added a subscription for my team².

I'm the only person subscribed to the ~touch-packages team and I get ALL
EMAILS (it's a lot!). Maybe check the unity8 team email's settings to see
if you are set to receive emails or if that's disabled for you (AFAIK being
subscribed != receiving emails).

> Not exactly sure why that is, but the project has Maintainer: Ubuntu
> Developers³, which actually doesn't exist...⁴

This I'll have to check, I don't know why is that.

> All in all, if all of us need to get added to some global Ubuntu team to
> be able to triage Ubuntu (*) bugs for their projects, that's not ideal...
> Current state doesn't work for us either...

I believe that being added to the bugsquad team will only give you
permissions to triage Ubuntu bugs. Not sure if that's a problem for our
upstreams, is it?

> ¹ https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity8/+bug/1255452
> ² https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity8/+subscriptions
> ³ https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity8
> --
> Michał (Saviq) Sawicz <michal.sawicz at canonical.com>
> Canonical Services Ltd.

Ursinha (Ursula Junque)
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