Bug trackers

Debian's Bug tracker

Package information in Debian

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Direct use of those (source packages)<package> or<package>

GNOME's Bug tracker

Bug Helper

Bughelper and its components are tools used by the BugSquad to facilitate triaging bugs and share knowledge about bugs. Learn more at BugHelper.

Mailing lists

Almost all activity in Malone is relayed to a mailing list, ubuntu-bugs. You should subscribe to this list if you want to be notified about new bugs and what people are doing to existing ones.

However, it gets a lot of mail. If you just want to read about new bugs that were filed, you want the following Procmail script. You should have the INBOX variable declared to point to the appropriate mailbox

# Only keep ubuntu-bugs mail that announces newly reported bugs.
* ^TO_ubuntu-bugs@lists\.ubuntu\.com
* ^X-Launchpad-Bug:
  :0 B
  * ^Public bug reported:

Other mailing lists you might be interested in are:

Bug bot

Nowadays we simply use Malone and our Bug bot works like this:

<slomo_> seb128: any ideas on bug #43597? seems to be really weird to me...
<Ubugtu> Malone bug 43597 in gtk+2.0 "ctrl-x makes text bold (instead of cut)" [Normal,Unconfirmed]

For hysterical raisins

In #ubuntu-bugs and #ubuntu-desktop we have a bug bot, which behaves like this:

<dholbach> ubuntu bug 15700
<Ubugtu> Ubuntu Bugzilla bug #15700: esound causes desktop session to hang Product: Ubuntu, Component: esound, Severity: normal, Assigned to:, Status: ASSIGNED
<dholbach> malone bug 1356
<Ubugtu> Malone bug #1356: On person merge, remove one wiki name Fix req. for: launchpad (upstream), Severity: Normal, Assigned to: Stuart Bishop, Status: Fixed

Which package does a file belong to?

Need to know which package is responsible for a certain file

dpkg -S /path/to/file

Also consider dlocate. See Bugs/FindRightPackage for more hints.

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Bugs/ToolsAndLinks (last edited 2008-08-06 16:16:54 by localhost)