Can coreutils bugs be reported on Launchpad?

Asked by Miikka-Markus Alhonen on 2018-06-04

I recently came across a bug in the coreutils package (sort and uniq) and filed a bug report using ubuntu-bug coreutils at Now that I look at, Launchpad tells me that "coreutils must be configured in order for Launchpad to forward bugs to the project's developers."

Does that mean that I should have reported the bug somewhere else and not Launchpad? For me, the message sounds like nobody will even see the report I submitted. Please correct me if I'm mistaken.

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy coreutils


LSB Version: core-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch:security-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic
Linux tenuznagen 4.15.0-22-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 16 12:15:17 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  Installed: 8.28-1ubuntu1
  Candidate: 8.28-1ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 8.28-1ubuntu1 500
        500 bionic/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

I'd see what the bug guys say

So is there another forum where I can ask the "bug guys" or is it here?

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

You have to be aware, that for some packages there are two areas on Launchpad, coreutils is one of them is the general area for coreutils
and is the area for coreutils in Ubuntu
(similar for and

In this case there is no bug tracker for coreutils in general, but only for coreutils on Ubuntu.

Your bug report looks correct to me. Let's see whether somebody reacts on it.

Eventually you cold also have looked at and also reported that bug to the GNU developers (as long as the problem is in the original software and nothing Ubuntu-specific).

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.