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bughelper is a tool written and maintained by Ubuntu's BugSquad.


Development and Discussion


You may want to start with the [:BugHelper/Tutorial:tutorial].

The suite currently contains:


This tool collects bug numbers from Launchpad. You can pass it

  • -V which will return the version number of the bughelper suite

  • -l <URL> for a Launchpad bug list URL

  • a source package name like evolution

It respects the switch -a which not only reads the bug numbers from one bug list page (which is currently limited to 75 per list), but uses the 'Next' links to traverse through the following pages also.


   bugnumbers -a -p evolution
   bugnumbers -l https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/gcalctool/+bugs


This tool searches through bugs and tries to find matches with data in .info files. It has the same functionality and switches as bugnumber. In addition to that it accepts

  • --version which will return the version number of the bughelper suite

  • -A which lets it search through all the bug attachments with the mime type text/plain.


   bughelper -p ubiquity
   bughelper -A -l https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/gcalctool/+bugs


This tool is primarily intended to help with the editing and creation of .info files. There are currently two use cases:

  • -a <source package> <condition> <information> adds a simple clue to an existing file or creates a new one.

  • -e <string> escapes a given string for use in XML files.

  • -v <file> validates a given file against the clue file schema.


   bugxml -a totem "libxine.so" "This might be a xine problem. Ask the reporter to check with xine-ui."
   bugxml -v packages/ubiquity.info
   bugxml -e This string has some weird characters like ä, ü and ö in it.

Go back to [:BugSquad].BR [:CategoryBugSquad]

BugHelper (last edited 2008-12-01 07:09:42 by i59F771D5)