Why is debconf so opaque?

Asked by David A. Cobb on 2012-12-31

When I search Launchpad/Ubuntu regarding debconf, I find almost no accessible information.
*) Cannot browse the source -- it isn't there. Moved to 'git', OK, so what? I can browse a git repository [I think].
*) Cannot see any bugs. Really? No bugs? If so, it's the only software in the world of which this is true.
*) All the "Get Involved" buttons are inoperable -- so "Don't get involved!" I guess it makes sense if there are no bugs.

Here's my not-to-bright guess: debconf (Debian Configuration Manager) is entirely worked on upstream (debian.org).
If that's true, I hope things are as easy to find on Debian as they are on Launchpad (said with tongue firmly in cheek).
If I've misunderstood the whole thing, maybe someone wiser can set me right.

TIA.

What I'm trying to achieve: at the moment, simply understanding.

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2013-02-06
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2013-01-05
Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

Fortunately I've reported a bug a while ago. :-)
Bug #959364

To view all bugs click on 'Bugs' on top of this page.

Below the title you've already assigned it correctly to 'debconf'.
Now, click on one of those headers on top of this page, for example 'Code', will present this page,
https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/debconf

which says changes should be made on upstream branch, which is linked to this page
https://launchpad.net/debconf

click again on 'Code' opens this page which contents a link to the trunk and source code.
https://code.launchpad.net/debconf

https://help.launchpad.net/

David A. Cobb (superbiskit) said : #2

On 01/01/2013 02:15 PM, Sam_ wrote:
> Your question #218017 on debconf in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/debconf/+question/218017
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Sam_ proposed the following answer:
> Fortunately I've reported a bug a while ago. :-)
> Bug #959364
>
> To view all bugs click on 'Bugs' on top of this page.
>
> Below the title you've already assigned it correctly to 'debconf'.
> Now, click on one of those headers on top of this page, for example 'Code', will present this page,
> https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/debconf
>
> which says changes should be made on upstream branch, which is linked to this page
> https://launchpad.net/debconf
>
> click again on 'Code' opens this page which contents a link to the trunk and source code.
> https://code.launchpad.net/debconf
>
> https://help.launchpad.net/
>
Well, Sam, Thanks. But, when I go to 'code' it shows one folder 'src'
which contains folder 'debconf' which contains nothing at all. Do I
need to check out the subversion branch from Debian? Does Debian have
useable documentation somewhere else amongst their developer documents?

--
David A. Cobb
Mainframe dinosaur,
PC Platypus

David A. Cobb (superbiskit) said : #4

Thanks Sam_, that solved my question.