Workaround field for bugs

Paolo Sammicheli xdatap1 at
Tue Jun 28 15:47:33 UTC 2011

Hi everybody,

Unfortunately I missed the last IRC Meeting but I've seen on the log that Brian Murray 
informed you about his research (thanks again Brian!).

For those who don't know what I'm talking about, this is the relevant links:

So, at moment around 10.000 bugs have information about workaround but the point is that 
the information is not properly exposed.

One example is the bug #753971 ( )

Workarounds for this bug would be:

- Log in on Classic Mode since only Unity is affected
- Downgrade unity to 3.8.10-0ubuntu2
sudo apt-get install unity=3.8.10-0ubuntu2 unity-common=3.8.10-0ubuntu2

But the information is spread on the comments, although this is a well known bug in 
Natty in which many well known developers have ran into (and as far I understand this 
case isn't included in Brian research because there's no workaround keyword on the 

So, my opinion is still that we need to improve the workaround exposition improving 
launchpad itself, but I don't know where to move the next step.


Paolo Sammicheli
EMail: xdatap1(at)
- Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo da Vinci

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