Further permissions needed to modify certain LP bugs?!

Asked by Frank Heimes on 2020-08-31

Hello,
I'm taking care about the 'Ubuntu on IBM z Systems' LP projects and it's bugs (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-z-systems) - that usually come in via the LP API (triggered by the 'IBM bugzilla bridge').

I can do almost everything needed with such bugs, but from time to time I do not seem to have enough permissions to for example remove affecting components or assign to the correct teams - and I cannot really say what's causing this.
Since that just happened again with LP 1889761, I thought it's now time to ask what's needed for me to be able to delete the affected "CDK" LP project and to assign the affecting "Charmed Kubernetes Bundles" entry for example to "charmed-kubernetes" ?
(Well, I'm not asking to do this for me, but want to be able to do it myself ...)

I am already a member of "Ubuntu Bug Control" and "Ubuntu BugSquad": https://launchpad.net/~fheimes

Thx, Frank

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Colin Watson
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2020-08-31
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2020-08-31
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2020-08-31
Best Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #1

When bugs affect multiple projects, the status of the tasks on each project is up to the people who run that project. There's no reasonable set of permissions you can have that will give you access to modify bugs on any project in Launchpad, so in some cases mistakes may require staff to help you clean them up. You can look at the bug supervisor for a project, or if it's not set the project maintainer, to see the sorts of teams you'd need to be in.

If you'd like to change this to a request for us to clean up certain mistakes for you, we can do that.

Frank Heimes (fheimes) said : #2

Hi Colin,
thx for your answer.
That's interesting, because if I for example mark a bug as affecting the kernel 'linux (Ubuntu)' and it turns out that it is wrong, I can either remove 'linux (Ubuntu)' again or change the status to 'Invalid' - but not with LP 1889761.
So I thought it must be the same for all others projects too, like CDK.
But looks like it depends on how these projects are setup - I see.

In this case I would like come come back to your offer and would like to ask you to (ideally) either remove the CDK entry or at least change it to 'Invalid'.

Thx, Frank

William Grant (wgrant) said : #3

It does look like there's a bug here. You shouldn't be able to remove the CDK task, since you're not privileged in that project, but you should be able to edit the status. I think if you try the non-AJAX form (using the expander triangle on the left of the task row) you might be able to do it -- for some reason I don't get the AJAX edit button.

William Grant (wgrant) said : #4

Ah, that's because CDK isn't configured to use Launchpad for bug tracking.

Frank Heimes (fheimes) said : #5

Thx William, I can confirm that I was able to set the CDK entry to Invalid using the non-AJAX !