Using BTS usertags for bugs submitted by Ubuntu developers
When submitting bugs to Debian, it is recommended to use BTS usertags. This has several advantages:
- It allows them to be accurately tracked for reporting and statistics collection
- It will help to highlight Ubuntu contributions to Debian
- It might help identify blockage in getting patches into Debian (such as an inactive or unresponsive maintainer)
- It might help to motivate merging of patches by providing a to-do list
Usertags you should use
All those usertags must be used with the email@example.com user. (the user is just used to store the tags, so it's safe to use that address)
origin-ubuntu: means that the bug was reported by an Ubuntu developer or contributor, wearing their Ubuntu hat (if they have several hats). This includes bug including or not including patches. This tag should be added to all bugs we talk about in this page.
ubuntu-patch: means that the bug includes a patch to fix the issue provided by an Ubuntu developer or contributor.
saucy: means that the bug was reported during the saucy release cycle.
Later (after several release cycles), this will allow to answer questions such as:
- what are the bugs reported during the hardy release cycle that are still open, now that we are in the intrepid release cycle?
- how does the number of bugs reported by Ubuntu developers evolve?
A bug including a patch, submitted during the lucid release cycle, should have the following usertags: origin-ubuntu ubuntu-patch lucid
A bug NOT including a patch, submitted during the lucid release cycle, should have the following usertags: origin-ubuntu lucid
When submitting a bug, using the 'submittodebian' script: You're done! submittodebian adds tags for you.
When submitting a bug, using the 'reportbug' script:
reportbug --bts debian -P 'User: firstname.lastname@example.org' -P 'Usertags: origin-ubuntu saucy ubuntu-patch' -T patch
When submitting a bug by mail, one can add pseudo-headers to add usertags. For example, those pseudo-headers add the usertags "origin-ubuntu" and "precise" for the user "email@example.com":
Package: lsof Severity: important Version: 4.78.dfsg.1-2 User: firstname.lastname@example.org Usertags: origin-ubuntu saucy ubuntu-patch
For an existing bug, using the 'bts' script:
bts user email@example.com . usertag 123456 + origin-ubuntu saucy
For an existing bug, by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org:
user email@example.com usertag 123456 + origin-ubuntu saucy
- If you are submitting a bug with a patch, you can tag the bug 'patch' (that's not a usertag, that's a 'normal' tag), using the following pseudo-header:
- If you are submitting bugs by mail, don't forget to report the bug against the version of the package in Debian, not the version of the package in Ubuntu.
Links to summary pages
Bugs tagged origin-ubuntu: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=origin-ubuntu;firstname.lastname@example.org
Bugs tagged ubuntu-patch: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=ubuntu-patch;email@example.com
Example page with lots of bugs: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=qa-doublebuild;firstname.lastname@example.org
UDD summary: http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/ubuntu_usertag.cgi