Re: Misc Developer News (#22)
On 16/05/10 at 23:06 +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Receive Ubuntu bugs by mail via PTS
> It is now possible to subscribe to Ubuntu bugmail for the packages you
> care about, without having to use Launchpad (and subscribe on a
> per-package basis there). This is implemented as a new opt-in Package
> Tracking System keyword: derivatives-bugs.
> To subscribe for all your packages, use 'keyword [email] +
> derivatives-bugs' (as documented in the Developers Reference). You
> might also want to subscribe to 'derivatives' (Ubuntu diff, etc. also
> Of course, if other derivative distributions are interested in providing
> such data, don't hesitate to contact the Debian QA team.
> Also, if you never remember about subscribing to packages you maintain,
> you can use that UDD script to check for missing subscriptions.
This is managed using the normal PTS subscriptions system: you need to
subscribe to packages you care about on the PTS, and then use the
'keyword' command to add the 'derivatives-bugs' keyword.
If you are not subscribed on the PTS, you won't get any emails.
As a DD, on master.debian.org, you can use the following scripts to
understand what's your current subscriptions on the PTS:
Also if you are a DD, you might find it easier to use
to issue PTS commands, rather than use the email interface.
Yes, I know that subscribing on the PTS usually gives you duplicate
emails (for Debian bugs, for example). It's a bug in the Debian
infrastructure that we have not been able to setup a fully consistent
mail handling. But I still think that using the PTS for that is the
right thing to do, instead of mailing maintainers/uploaders directly.