Per source package bug filing instructions

Registered by Robert Collins on 2006-05-09

Some packages have specific instructions the maintainers would like to have followed when filing bugs. When a source package is selected as the target for a new bug, it would be very helpful if a link specific to the source package [or perhaps some wiki style text] was shown with the guidelines the submitter should follow. The specific case in point prompting this is the kernel bug team: they have a wiki document at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingKernelProblems (which is about to be made more useful) that documents the information needed for a useful bug report *on that package*. A similar concept could usefully apply to bugs being filed on products.

Sabdfl suggested that these links/instructions could cascade. For instance, if Gnome has a filing link, and gnome-baker does too, you would see both filing a bug on the gnome-baker product. Ubuntu might have a global link, and then a specific one for each source package, and again, both would be shown when they are both present.

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Status:
Complete
Approver:
Robert Collins
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Björn Tillenius
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Obsolete
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Curtis Hovey on 2010-06-01

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Knocking off to 1.2.6 now that bug 43893 has superseded the primary intent of this. If it's not an issue by 1.2.6, please close off as obsolete.

2007-12-21 kamion: For the record, I don't think 43893 really addresses any of Ubuntu's requirements without being able to provide bug filing instructions for packages.

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