VCS repository for Ubuntu glibc packaging is hard to find

Bug #254440 reported by Mark Seaborn on 2008-08-03
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
glibc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I wanted to find the Bazaar repository for Ubuntu's glibc packaging, in order to find the code change for the fix to Bug #201673 ( The obvious places to look are:

but the "Code" links on those do not lead to any Bazaar branches with code in them.

Eventually I found this page by Googling:

The branch "glibc-2.5-package" contained what I was looking for, but it is oddly named, because it is not for glibc version 2.5.

The branch "glibc-2.7-package" appears to be stale.

Assuming "glibc-2.5-package" is the branch you are doing work on, can it be linked to from

Matthias Klose (doko) on 2008-09-09
Changed in glibc:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I've marked the obsolete branches as abandoned so that they stop showing up by default.

Getting a link in place is actually harder than you might hope, at least without moving the branch and breaking existing checkouts. In the not-too-distant future, we ought to have a standard location for the Bazaar branch corresponding to any Ubuntu source package, which should help matters.

If I point out that 'apt-cache showsrc glibc' has a Vcs-Bzr field giving the URL of the branch you wanted, does this help? (I've committed a change to make it clearer that the nearby Vcs-Browser and Vcs-Svn fields are for Debian rather than Ubuntu.)

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