Need packaging packages in progress at Debian

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sat Jul 28 13:43:10 BST 2007

On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 21:43:25 +1000 Sarah Hobbs <hobbsee at> wrote:
>Bram Neijt wrote:
>> Looking for a package, I would not like to see this bug, because it's
>> already being worked on: the package is already there, it just needs a
>> sponsor.
>Obviously, most of us cant sponsor to debian.
>> I first thought people where just lazy and didn't mark it as "In
>> Progress", so I did. However, when I came across a second package with
>> similar problems, I started to wonder if I did the right thing.
>People are supposed to search the usual places (debian mentors, revu,
>debian itself, etc).  Unfortunately, when they don't, they create extra
>work for themselves.
>> What should be the status of a bug like this, should I change it back
>> and if so, what is the right way of filtering these bugs out of my
>> list?
>I think you're doing the right thing, and to filter the in progress bugs
>out, do a search on launchpad (the ubuntu section), for the
>needs-packaging tag.
>Of course, commenting on the bug about the specifics (as well as setting
>it in progress) is very useful

I think a link to the Debian WNPP bug is suffcient and the most important.  
It'll automatically get updated to Fix Released when it's in Debian and can 
be sync'ed.

I think the time you're putting in to manual statusing of needs-packaging 
bugs would be better spent triaging other bugs that need help, but it's 
your time.  If this is how you want to spend it, knock your self out.

 Scott K

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