It dosn't let me report a bug under Ubuntu

Asked by José Lou Chang on 2011-02-22

I have been trying to fill out a bug report at
But, every time I click on "Report a bug" it takes me to

I am trying to request a package to be included in Ubuntu Natty, for this I am following the MOTU guide which states:

"To get a package into Ubuntu, please file a bug in Launchpad and make sure it has the tag needs-packaging. Please mention where to get the source for it and which license it is under. An example request is here. Make sure you check which packages have already been requested. "


What should I do?

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Philip Muškovac
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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a;uname -a

What app are you trying to log a bug with?

José Lou Chang (obake) said : #2

lsb_release -a:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10
Codename: maverick

uname -a

Linux Kubuntu 2.6.35-25-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 21 17:40:44 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux


Hello actionparsnip. Thank you for the fast reply.
I am trying to request a package for a game called "Super Mario War" (smw) which is released under GPL.
The MOTU page mentions that I have to fill a bug report with a tag "needs-packaging"

I'd log a bug with linux with:

ubuntu-bug linux

José Lou Chang (obake) said : #4

Hi actionparsnip.
The trouble with ubuntu-bug linux, is that, my "bug" report is not an actual "bug" report but a feature request or "wish-list"

I want to add my bug-report/package request to this list:

José Lou Chang (obake) said : #5

The problem seems to lie in that I have not selected a package for a bug report. But, then this package/application is not in Launchpad... [yet]

What package should I choose then?

You're right that "linux" would not be the package for this. Perhaps "ubuntu-meta". But it would be good if someone who knows for sure could confirm that.

Best Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #7

Wait, on the NewPackages page there is a place where it says 'please file a bug on Launchpad' which when you click on it will open the proper bug filing page.

It will open
which is the correct location and doesn't redirect you to the Wiki page.

Philip Muškovac (yofel) said : #8

Btw. don't add any package name, packaging requests are against 'Ubuntu' - without packagename. That's why the wiki page supplies the bug filing link, as apport is useless for packaging requests.

José Lou Chang (obake) said : #9

Thanks Philip Muškovac, that solved my question.

José Lou Chang (obake) said : #10

Thank you guys. I have successfully filled the "bug" report.