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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:
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 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 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 replacing PACKAGE with the application name, look at the bugs and send a email to 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


  • foo said, on 2009-01-02 04:14:15+01:00:

    This works too:

  • Peng’s links for Thursday, 8 January « I’m Just an Avatar said, on 2009-01-08 20:50:17+01:00:

    [...] Beatriz Guerro Lopez: New year’s proposal: look at your reported bugs. This post from Planet Debian is a great idea. If you’ve filed a bug online anywhere you [...]

  • Timur I. said, on 2009-01-28 02:14:25+01:00:

    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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