How do I search for bugs for a specific package?

Asked by Charles Curley on 2009-10-26

I have a problem specific to a certain package. Before I file a new bug, I'd like to see all the bugs related to that package. If there is a way do do this, it is not documented in the Launchpad documentation.

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Steffan Wood suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #629: “Is it possible to search bug comments?”.

Charles Curley (charlescurley) said : #2

Thanks, Steffan. Unfortunately, I don't see an answer to that question.

Searching in the comments would probably work, but might provide a lot of false hits. It would be nice to search the "Package hint" field and possibly others.

Hello, Charles.

What package are you wanting to search bugs for?
If the package in question has it's own Launchpad page, there is a search box near to the top of the bugs page for that package, which you can type search criteria into and view results. If the particular package does not have it's own Launchpad page then you could go to the distributions Launchpad page, select Bugs and search there for bugs regarding the package.

Eg. https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnome-terminal/
Eg. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/

Charles Curley (charlescurley) said : #4

On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 19:11:16 -0000
Steffan Wood <email address hidden> wrote:

> Your question #86997 on Launchpad itself changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/86997
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Steffan Wood proposed the following answer:
> Hello, Charles.
>
> What package are you wanting to search bugs for?

apt-file

> If the package in question has it's own Launchpad page, there is a
> search box near to the top of the bugs page for that package, which
> you can type search criteria into and view results. If the particular
> package does not have it's own Launchpad page then you could go to
> the distributions Launchpad page, select Bugs and search there for
> bugs regarding the package.
>
> Eg. https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnome-terminal/
> Eg. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/
>

apt-file does not have its own Launchpad page. Going to the Ubuntu page
and searching there with the regular search produces so many false hits
that it's useless.

In the advanced search, I don't see any fields that would narrow down
the search and still return useful results.

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Paul Hummer (rockstar) said : #5

Hi Charles-

  You probably want this url: https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt-file

Cheers,
Paul

Charles Curley (charlescurley) said : #6

On Fri, 30 Oct 2009 23:05:18 -0000
Paul Hummer <email address hidden> wrote:

> Your question #86997 on Launchpad itself changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/86997
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Paul Hummer proposed the following answer:
> Hi Charles-
>
> You probably want this url:
> https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt-file
>
> Cheers,
> Paul
>

Thanks. That's what I was looking for. I just didn't expect human
intervention in the search. :-)

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Paul Hummer (rockstar) said : #7

Marking this question as "Solved" since it appears to be solved.