Question about bug reporting - to /ubuntu or /ubuntu/oneiric ?

Asked by Kolin S. Murray on 2011-10-14

As I understand it, Ubuntu bugs are at:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/

Bugs specific to oneiric are at:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/

I want to search for existing bugs affecting oneiric - which bugs should I be searching in? If I search the /ubuntu bugs, won't I find a bunch of bugs that certainly won't apply to oneiric? Or, are ALL the bugs in the /ubuntu section, and the /oneiric group is just a subset/category.

I hope I've made my question clear. I want to help with bug reporting but I want to know the proper place to search for duplicate bugs first.

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You can search with:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu

If you run:
ubuntu-bug packagename

You can report your own bug and it will be marked as a duplicate if one already exists.

Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

Reference.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HelpingWithBugs

Bugs are assigned to packages.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage

Tags regarding the release can be added to bug report.
For example, it's possible that a bug was found in Oneiric but exists already since Natty, so it isn't necessarily assigned to Oneiric only.

Bugs reported via apport
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport
may inform the user if there is an already existing bug and point to it in browser, except it's a private bug (which usually incl. a core-dump and therefore is hidden).
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

Bugs may also need to be reported upstream.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/

e.g. finding bugs in gnome-control-center, click on 'Bug reports' there,
http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/gnome-control-center
filter 'newest' and-or search by keyword.

It's also possible to add launchpad pages to browser search engine in order to search for packages, bug numbers, ppa.
http://mycroft.mozdev.org/search-engines.html?name=launchpad

Follow bug status.
https://twitter.com/ubuntubugs
http://reports.qa.ubuntu.com/reports/launchpad-database/bugs-with-most-users-affected.html

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #3

Reference tracking bugs for your own project.
https://help.launchpad.net/Bugs

Kolin S. Murray (kolinab) said : #4

Sam and ActionParsnip - thank you both very much for the informative answers. I'll go through all of this to gain a better understanding of the system. I'm so impressed with Oneiric so far that I want to help contribute more in addition to answering basic questions in the forums. I hope to contribute to bug reporting too and this is a big help.

OT - ActionParsnip, thanks for the help on IRC the other night, you went offline before I could thank you.

Kolin S. Murray (kolinab) said : #5

Thanks Sam_, that solved my question.