HOWTO Setup Bug Watcher for Sourceforge

Asked by David Graf on 2010-09-28

I have problems setting up a bug watcher for a sourceforge project in my launchpad project. I registered the sourceforge project successfully in launchpad, incl. setting up a remote bug tracker. But when a add a bug watch in my project for a bug of the sourceforge project, I get the following error msg: Bug watch updates for Tracker are disabled.

Is it currently impossible to set up a bug watch for a sourceforge bug?

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Gavin Panella (allenap) said : #1

Hi David,

Can you point me to the project and bugs you've been trying to work with?

Thanks, Gavin.

David Graf (davidagraf) said : #2

Hello Gavin

I created an example bug to show you the problem: The bug is dependent on a bug of the project zorba. Therefore, I added an additional entry with 'Also affects project'. But if I click on the little arrow on the left side of the zorba entry, I get the error msg: Bug watch updates for Tracker are disabled.


Best Gavin Panella (allenap) said : #3

Hi David,

Ah, I see what you mean. I've spoken with one of my colleagues and he directed me to bug 605783.

Essentially, the code we have in Launchpad to fetch status updates from SourceForge relies upon screen-scraping. At the time we wrote it there was no other way. However, SourceForge have changed their page layout since that time and our code no longer works. Please mark yourself as affected by that bug, and perhaps add a comment if it is seriously disrupting your workflow; this will help up prioritise.


David Graf (davidagraf) said : #4

Thanks Gavin Panella, that solved my question.