archive openings are not always fun (not forwarded issues, and ftbfs left over from the previous series)

Brian Murray brian at
Fri Nov 8 20:59:53 UTC 2019

On Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 12:33:22PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Opening a new development series, syncing packages from Debian again, and
> having multiple entangled transitions ongoing is not always fun, but we need
> to handle that.  While working on those I see two kind of issues which could
> be improved.
> Seeing an Ubuntu delta which is not forwarded to Debian.  When introducing
> an Ubuntu delta (which itself isn't a bad idea), it is not necessary to
> immediately forward an issue, and some of these fixes seem to be made during
> release times when people are busy.  It would be much simpler to sync an
> applied fix from Debian, removing the delta.

There are a few tools available which make the process of forwarding
bugs to Debian easier. Both reportbug and submittodebian are documented
in the Ubuntu wiki[1].

Additionally, there is a forward-bug-to-debian python script in
ubuntu-qa-tools[2] which should forward a Launchpad bug to reportbug
which you can then submit to Debian.


Happy Friday!
Brian Murray

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