New Year’s proposal: look at your reported bugs!

Happy New Year everybody!

I have a little New Year’s proposal for you all, users and developers.

Take a look to the bugs you have reported in Debian, this can be very easily done by browsing:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?submitter=USER@DOMAIN.NET
where USER@DOMAIN.NET is the email address you used for reporting. Then update the bug reports information in the following way:

  • If the bug is already fixed, send an email to BUGNUMBER-done@bugs.debian.org with a quick explanation like “it is not reproducible anymore” and the bug will be closed.
  • If the bug is still there, send a email to BUGNUMBER@bugs.debian.org and specify all the new information you are able to add: newer software version where it still applies, way of reproducing the bug.

Alternatively, you can look at the bugs of your favorite package and help the maintainer. Go to http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=PACKAGE replacing PACKAGE with the application name, look at the bugs and send a email to BUGNUMBER@bugs.debian.org with all the information you can gather about the bug: if you can reproduce it (and if yes, how), versions affected, also you can make a patch…:) etc.

Above, I only gave basic hints of how to interact with the Debian BTS, if you want to know more, read the documentation at http://www.debian.org/Bugs/.

3 thoughts on “New Year’s proposal: look at your reported bugs!

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  2. Timur I.

    Great! Thank you very much!
    I always wanted to write in my blog something like that. Can I take part of your post to my site?
    Of course, I will add backlink?

    Sincerely, Reader

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