Filing bug by Distribution/Package necessary?

Asked by Nanley Chery on 2007-09-02

Should a bug report be filed in it's "package" or in it's "distribution/package"?
For example: a user files a bug about wireless in restricted-manager. Should the bug stay in "Restricted-Manager"? or should be made invalid and moved to "restricted-manager (Ubuntu)"?

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Best Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) said : #1

That's a good question!

Restricted Manager is a project, while Ubuntu restricted-manager is the Ubuntu package of that project. A bug report should normally be forwarded upstream (to the equivalent project) if the same bug occurs regardless of which distribution the software is installed in.

But for Restricted Manager this distinction is not relevant, because (as far as I know) Ubuntu is the only distribution that both uses the software and has a substantial bugtracking effort of its own. Other examples of this are Ubiquity and the Ubuntu Documentation.

Bug 76416 is about combining the relevant bug listings in these cases. In the meantime, I suggest you ask the Restricted Manager maintainers where they would prefer bug reports to go.

Nanley Chery (nanoman) said : #2

Thanks Matthew Paul Thomas, that solved my question.