Cannot find previously entered bug report

Asked by Keith Dick

This probably is my misunderstanding, but I can't figure it out and would appreciate some directions.

Background: On November 21, I entered a bug report (#164322) about an unclear warning in the packaging guide.

Today I wanted to look at the bug report to see whether any action had been taken on it. I was unable to find any keywords to enter into the search that found my bug report.

The full title of the bug report is "Packaging Guide unclear warning about package name". If I enter that full title into the bug search box (, with or without the quotes, it says it finds no results. Same for the advanced search. If I enter just "Packaging Guide package name" (without the quotes), it finds 8 bug reports, none of which is mine. If I enter a phrase from the body of the bug report, "underscore in the package name" (with or without the quotes), it finds 4 bug reports -- again, none of them mine. If I enter 164322, the bug report number, in the search box, it does find my bug report, so I know the search can find it.

I looked around a little bit to see whether there were any directions about using the bug search, but I couldn't find any.

Of course, I didn't need the search to find my bug report because I had the direct link to it from the email I received when I entered the bug report. But I was trying to learn how to use the search function, and I seem to have failed to figure it out.

So my question is how should I use the bug search to find bugs? If I can't get it to show me a bug whose description I know completely, how can I rely on it to find bug reports that are relevant to a problem I'm trying to solve? Or am I misunderstanding the purpose of the bug reports or of the search?

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James Henstridge (jamesh) said :

Hi Keith,

You can get a listing of all the bugs you are involved with at:

You can get to this page by clicking the "Bugs" tab when viewing your profile page. The bug in question is listed there, and appears to have been filed against the "ubuntu-doc" upstream project.

As it isn't filed against the Ubuntu distribution, it won't appear when searching for Ubuntu distribution bugs. It does show when searching all Launchpad bugs at though, and would show when searching ubuntu-doc bugs.

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