Cannot have a bug targetted only to an old series

Bug #857109 reported by Micah Gersten
This bug affects 3 people
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Launchpad itself

Bug Description

If I want a bug only targeted to natty, I (as a bug supervisor) should be able to do that. The report a bug link implies that I can do such a thing, but redirects to the general package page, not the series specific one:

If more series are required, they can be nominated.
In bugs like Bug #857098, we end up with a lot of wasted bug tasks.

See also bug 314432 which covers usability issues with the non-series tasks.

Micah Gersten (micahg)
description: updated
Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

Can you confirm this rephrasing:
 'the series specific filebug form redirects to the non-series filebug form' ?

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Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

Actually, I misunderstood. I think I get it now:
the invalidated tasks are 'ubuntu' tasks, the fix released ones are 'natty' ones - note that one is a distro context, the other distroseries.

So, seriesonlytasks would help this, because you could file on precise and retarget to natty (rather than nominating to natty).

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Francis J. Lacoste (flacoste) wrote :

If we don't move to a series-bugtask model, we simply have to make it easy to file such bugs from distro series page. (No redirect, simply create the generic and series task right away.)

Escalated by Bryce as this will be especially important in the next LTS.

tags: added: escalated
Changed in launchpad:
importance: Low → Critical
Deryck Hodge (deryck)
Changed in launchpad:
assignee: nobody → Launchpad Orange Squad (launchpad-orange-squad)
description: updated
Abel Deuring (adeuring)
Changed in launchpad:
assignee: Launchpad Orange Squad (launchpad-orange-squad) → Abel Deuring (adeuring)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in launchpad:
assignee: Abel Deuring (adeuring) → nobody
status: In Progress → Triaged
William Grant (wgrant)
tags: added: bugs
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Curtis Hovey (sinzui) wrote :

I think we need to fix bug 110195 with this bug because when the user does not have permission to target to a series, a nomination is created. I think the intent of this bug is to focus work on one package, but secondary rules will continue to cause multiple targets to be created.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui)
tags: added: bug-nomination series
removed: escalated
Changed in launchpad:
importance: Critical → High
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