[Ubuntu-phone] Policy: filing bugs against Ubuntu packages instead of upstream projects

Sergio Schvezov sergio.schvezov at canonical.com
Tue Nov 26 13:58:25 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Ursula Junque <ursinha at ursinha.net> wrote:

> Hi Thomi,
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 5:56 AM, Thomi Richards <
> thomi.richards at canonical.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Ursula Junque <ursinha at ursinha.net>wrote:
>>> If upstreams don't oppose to that, bugs should only be filed against
>>> Ubuntu packages, discouraging the direct upstream reporting.
>> I think the distinction between upstream and distro is a useful one, and
>> I'd be sad if we started treating them as one and the same (or created a
>> blanket rule about where bugs should be reported, which is effectively the
>> same thing, in my mind).
>> I also believe that the correct place for almost all bugs to be filed is
>> against the upstream projects itself (at least, for the core
>> Canonical/Ubuntu projects - I assume we're having this conversation in the
>> context of canonical-sponsored Ubuntu Touch projects).
> I understand your point, but I'm talking about the policy while dogfooding
> Ubuntu Touch, and as this is testing the distro it would make more sense to
> file bugs against the distro packages and use the distro tools, as ogra
> pointed. As I said, if upstreams see value in having an upstream bugtask
> that can be discussed, but in this case we need to have at least one
> bugtask for the source package, always.
> Sebastian (seb128) pointed that having one list of bugs (the distro ones)
> helped a lot for the Settings project, they even "closed" the bugs section
> on the upstream project to ensure bugs would be in a single place (also
> easier to maintain more accurate bug status/progress). We only need to
> agree on a policy so it's clear to everyone how it works.

I'm all for this, although there are places where this isn't really going
to reflect reality; two components come to my mind here; phablet-tools and
the sdk itself, which are being offered all the way back to precise on a
PPA (and the emulator as well soon too);

This is a problem since ubuntu-bug won't find the package and fail. Any
solution to this is welcome.
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