Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Re: [Ubuntu-phone] Policy: filing bugs against Ubuntu packages instead of upstream projects

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 5:50 PM, Sergio Schvezov <> wrote:

Summarized context (from #ubuntu-touch today):

<Ursinha> mhall119, hey :) how should one report bugs on click packages? I believe ubuntu-bug doesn't work for them?
<mhall119> Ursinha: I believe you're right, beuno do you know of a way?
<Ursinha> I've been filing bugs against ubuntu-app-clock and I wasn't sure how to proceed, as there's an ubuntu package but no published packages in launchpad
<sergiusens> Ursinha, the strategy for clicks was to use the store
<Ursinha> sergiusens, on the phone? how do I do that?
<sergiusens> Ursinha, it's not implemented yet 
<Ursinha> sergiusens, in the meantime, how's one supposed to file bugs?
<mhall119> you have to manually file bugs still, not using ubuntu-bug

So, if a bug is on a click package: report it in LP upstream.

Do we all agree on that?


On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 3:06 PM, Ursula Junque <> wrote:

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 7:33 AM, Michał Sawicz <> wrote:
On 26.11.2013 02:44, Ursula Junque wrote:
If upstreams don't oppose to that, bugs should only be filed against
Ubuntu packages, discouraging the direct upstream reporting. Once we
have an agreement, we need to document this to prevent all the confusion
to happen again, and then discuss what to do with the previously
reported bugs. Oliver (ogra) said there was an email some time ago to
direct people to file bugs only against Ubuntu packages but no one seems
to find it, feel free to point that out if you think that's relevant.

I just tried to file a bug against Ubuntu (unity8)¹, unfortunately I can't set the status to 'Triaged', or decide the importance. So, well... I can't triage Ubuntu (unity8) bugs.

According to ogra this can be solved by adding your team to the bugcontrol team. There's a policy in place that allows teams to be added to the bugsquad one, if they're upstreams. Ogra, please enlighten us. :)

AFAICT, we also don't get notified about new Ubuntu (unity8) bugs, even though I added a subscription for my team².

I'm the only person subscribed to the ~touch-packages team and I get ALL EMAILS (it's a lot!). Maybe check the unity8 team email's settings to see if you are set to receive emails or if that's disabled for you (AFAIK being subscribed != receiving emails).

Not exactly sure why that is, but the project has Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers³, which actually doesn't exist...⁴

This I'll have to check, I don't know why is that.

All in all, if all of us need to get added to some global Ubuntu team to be able to triage Ubuntu (*) bugs for their projects, that's not ideal... Current state doesn't work for us either...

I believe that being added to the bugsquad team will only give you permissions to triage Ubuntu bugs. Not sure if that's a problem for our upstreams, is it?

Ursinha (Ursula Junque)
Ubuntu - I am because we are
Linux user #289453 - Ubuntu user #31144

Ursinha (Ursula Junque)
Ubuntu - I am because we are
Linux user #289453 - Ubuntu user #31144