No apparent way to request new source packages be added in Soyuz

Bug #791 reported by Brad Bollenbach on 2005-05-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself

Bug Description

So, I go to file a bug on Ubuntu gnomebaker

So, I go to file a bug on Ubuntu gnomebaker. I go to:

I search for "gnomebaker" in the source package name dropdown, but no results are returned.

So, I can't file a bug on the package I think I want to file it on. What do I do next? :)

I think Soyuz needs a way to:

  1. Allow privileged users (perhaps just the admin team) to add source packages to distros in the system via the web UI. (If such a thing exists already, I can't find it.)

  2. Allow unprivileged users (!admin) to request adding of a source package in a distro. This could pass through a moderation queue, and give the moderator (an admin hopefully, as per #1) a chance to respond by pointing the user to the correct sp name, or by simply adding the sp name in a certain distro. (If such a thing exists already, I can't find it.)

Once that functionality exists we can tweak the +filebug Source Package Name search to give the user a suggestion of what they can do if they can't find the package they're looking for.

Daniel Silverstone (dsilvers) wrote :

Once soyuz is managing distributions properly, the lack of a sourcepackagename in a distribution is an explicit indication that the sourcepackage is not in the distribution and thus it makes no sense to file a bug against it, none at all.

I'm not sure if such an elaborate solution as you describe is worthwhile in the short term, but perhaps others will disagree with me.

Changed in soyuz:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
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