Connecting downstream bug-trackers other than Ubuntu?

Asked by Joshua Judson Rosen on 2013-06-12

At <https://bugs.launchpad.net/foxtrotgps/>, I notice that it says "Ubuntu also tracks bugs for packages derived from this project: foxtrotgps in Ubuntu.", with a hyperlink to <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/foxtrotgps>; I also notice that there are other similar pages that exist for `foxtrotgps in other distributions' in Launchpad, e.g.:

    * https://bugs.launchpad.net/debian/+source/foxtrotgps
    * https://bugs.launchpad.net/fedora/+source/foxtrotgps

... but those appear to be `dummy' pages.

There's mention in Launchpad's documentation of it being able to sync with debbugs at least; is it possible to make "/debian/+source/foxtrotgps" automatically pull new bugs from debbugs? And make a "Debian also tracks bugs for packages derived from this project: foxtrotgps in Debian" show up on bugs.launchpad.net/foxtrotgps?

Is it possbile to at least add a "<distro> also tracks bugs for packages derived from this project: foxtrotgps in <distro>" to bugs.launchpad.net/foxtrotgps (next to the "Ubuntu also tracks bugs..." notice) for each of our downstreams?

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Steve Kowalik Edit question
Last query:
2013-06-19
Last reply:
2013-06-14
Steve Kowalik (stevenk) said : #1

I'm afraid that syncing automatically from debbugs (in terms of new bugs) is not supported, but they can be linked to existing bugs. Ubuntu is a special case because it is also hosted on Launchpad, but no other distribution gets the same treatment, I'm sorry to say.

Joshua Judson Rosen (rozzin) said : #2

Steve Kowalik <email address hidden> writes:
>
> I'm afraid that syncing automatically from debbugs (in terms of new
> bugs) is not supported, but they can be linked to existing bugs. Ubuntu
> is a special case because it is also hosted on Launchpad, but no other
> distribution gets the same treatment, I'm sorry to say.

OK. While it would have been nice to synch them, I'm actually not so
concerned about *sync'ing* from debbugs or other bug-trackers as I am
about just being able to put some sort of `click through' link
to other bug-trackers; so that, when we're getting ready for a release,
we have a list of downstream bug-trackers to go check for bugs that
might not have made it upstream yet.

This is what I meant in the latter part of my question:

> Is it possbile to at least add a "<distro> also tracks bugs for
> packages derived from this project: foxtrotgps in <distro>" to
> bugs.launchpad.net/foxtrotgps (next to the "Ubuntu also tracks
> bugs..." notice) for each of our downstreams?

As an example, see the "Bugs in chromium-bsu elsewhere" link at
the top Chromium B.S.U.'s SourceForge bug-tracker:

    http://sourceforge.net/p/chromium-bsu/bugs/

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