needs-packaging Example

David Futcher bobbocanfly at
Tue Jun 10 23:13:03 BST 2008

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Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> [ fullquote to retain context for the bugsquad list ]
> "Caroline Ford" < at> writes:
>> 2008/6/10 Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at>:
>>> On Tuesday 10 June 2008 14:53, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>>>> David Futcher <bobbocanfly at> writes:
>>>>> Hey Everyone
>>>>> I recently noticed that a lot of the needs-packaging bugs on Launchpad
>>>>> dont have the correct information in them so I wrote up a quick
>>>>> example of what I think is a 'perfect' need-packaging bug.
>>>>> I stuck it up on the wiki at
>>>>> st.
>>>>> Has anyone got any feedback/suggestions on it? I think it should be
>>>>> merged in with another page somewhere, but I dont really know where to
>>>>> put it?
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> David Futcher (bobbo)
>>>> Thank you for your template, I think it is excellent! I just wonder how
>>>> we can promote it so that users actually use them?
>>> I'd suggest link to it from whatever piece of documentation suggest
>>> needs-packaging bugs.
>> Bugsquad wiki pages would be good, there is a list of templates that
>> bug squad members can paste into bugs if they aren't filed correctly.
> Additional recommendations/instructions for triagers and bugsquad
> members:
>  - is the bug already filed as ITP/RFP bug in debian? If yes, add a
>    remote bugwatch to the debian bug. Many packages are already
>    requested in debian. Linking the bugs greatly helps finding someone
>    to actually work on the package, really!
>  - is the package already in the archive? From time to time people
>    forget to close the bug in launchpad.
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I have added a link to the example
on I also wrote
a stock response for incomplete needs-packaging bugs at
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