Which one when: ubuntu-users vs. ubuntu-devel vs. Bugzilla UNKNOWN?

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at kaarsemaker.net
Fri Jul 15 10:10:07 UTC 2005


On vr, 2005-07-15 at 15:59 +0700, Ali Milis wrote:

> I am a little bit confused on what to do/where to post the
> problems after I have posted "How to find an uninstalled
> file?" in "ubuntu-users" yesterday.
> 
> Which one of these following should I use when:
> ubuntu-users vs. ubuntu-devel vs. Bugzilla UNKNOWN?

ubuntu-users: for problems with or discussions about ubuntu
ubuntu-devel: for development discussion
Bugzilla: for bugs

When you think you found a bug and want confirmation, it's not always
clear. Best option here is (imho) to search bugzilla for your bug, and
then ask on ubuntu-users if someone else experiences the same problem.

> Are "universe" and "multiverse" recomended for
> ordinary hoary users?

Yes, universe and multiverse are supported bythe MOTU
(wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU) adn can be used safely. These packages just have
a bit more rough edges sometimes.

> My question was about how to find an uninstalled file;
> and I was recommended to use "apt-file".
> 
> Unfortunately, "apt-file" only searches according to 
> /etc/apt/sources.list. Worse, it seems there is
> a bug in "apt-file_2.0.3-7_all.deb". It asks for
> a file that does not exists (Error 404).

That is neither a bug nor a fatal error: not all repositories provide
Contents files (which apt-file uses). For ubuntu only archive.ubuntu.com
provides one 

> Question:
> - where is the place for asking (or begging?) to
>   move the apt-file package from universe to main?

ubuntu-devel

> - where is the place for asking, if we have problems
>   with universe/multiverse packages? Can we submit
>   problems to "Bugzilla UNKNOWN"?

For universe/multiverse bugs, another bugtracker is used:
http://launchpad.ubuntu.com/malone
-- 
Dennis K.
  - Linux for human beings: http://www.ubuntulinux.org
  - Linux voor normale mensen: http://www.ubuntulinux.nl
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