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 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/
But, every time I click on "Report a bug" it takes me to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

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. "

Source: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/NewPackages

What should I do?

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Solved by:
Philip Muškovac
Solved:
2011-02-23
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2011-02-23
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2011-02-23

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

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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:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bugs?field.tag=needs-packaging

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
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug?no-redirect&field.tag=needs-packaging
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.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/724014