Managing bugs with a ubuntu-specific package

Asked by Dean Sas


Currently the ubuntu-docs team has two places to manage bugs, the ubuntu-docs package and the ubuntu-doc project. All of the bugs on one are also bugs on the other (with the exception of 3-4 "workflow" bugs each year) as we manage our own debian packaging in the project bzr repository.

To make both places list all bugs we have to change the status/importance twice. If we don't do that then we have to check both places when we're managing bugs.

Is there something we can do to make managing bugs easier?


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Bjorn, can you please clarify what could be done in this scenario ? ubuntu-docs is a ubuntu native source code, i.e. there is not distinction between upstream and package. Shall they disable bugs upstream and leave only with sourcepackage bugs ?
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Matthew East (mdke) said :
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Matthew East (mdke) said :

The other problem that this causes is that when uploading a package to Ubuntu with a fix for this bug, inserting the LP bug number in the Ubuntu package changelog does not automatically mark the bug report as "fix released" if the bug report is on the "ubuntu-doc" project, rather than the "ubuntu-docs" Ubuntu package.

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Dean Sas (dsas) said :

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Björn Tillenius (bjornt) said :

Unfortunately, there is no good solution to this problem today. The best I can suggest is to mark the ubuntu-doc project as not tracking bugs in Launchpad. You could then add some text to ubuntu-doc's description, saying that all bugs are tracked in

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