Remove direct subscribers from ubuntu

Bug #556489 reported by Deryck Hodge
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Fix Released
Brian Murray

Bug Description

We need to remove the subscriptions to all Ubuntu bugs as no one should really want to do this. We should make it so that no one can subscribe him/herself directly to all Ubuntu bugs in the future. However, ubuntu-bugs should not be removed as it is the mailing list used by Ubuntu QA.

If we can make this generic -- i.e. distributions don't allow normal direct subscriptions except for a single mailing list -- then great.

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Graham Binns (gmb)
tags: added: story-better-bug-notification
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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

There is another "person",, subscribed to all Ubuntu bugs that might be important to communicate with regarding this change - which seems to be a debian qa mailing list.

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I wonder if the best thing to do is to remove all deactivated accounts and disallow any new subscriptions rather than removing all subscribers wholesale.

Changed in malone:
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
status: Triaged → In Progress
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Deryck Hodge (deryck) wrote :

I agree with taking this approach. As we discussed at the lp/bzr epic, I'm open to the idea of sending a notice to the current, active subscribers telling them of this change. We can ask if they want unsubscribed and do it for them, or suggest the link for unsubscribing. The latter is easier and makes more sense, IMHO.

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Lucas Nussbaum (lucas) wrote :


I just saw this bug, and yes, debianpts should stay subscribed, as it's used to forward ubuntu bugmail to interested debian maintainers through the Debian Packages Tracking System.

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Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote : Re: [Bug 556489] Re: Remove direct subscribers from ubuntu

See also the MP where I am arguing services like the debian PTS need
to still be able to subscribe.

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Launchpad QA Bot (lpqabot) wrote : Bug fixed by a commit
tags: added: qa-needstesting
Ursula Junque (ursinha)
Changed in malone:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
milestone: none → 10.09
tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
Curtis Hovey (sinzui)
Changed in malone:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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