As much as I dislike Ubuntu’s Launchpad bug tracker, Fedora Linux seems to have made something worse.I guess they want to discourage people from submitting bug reports.
For instance, I want to file a bug about the Glom package. Here are some things I tried:
Go to Fedora’s package page for Glom (I had previously found this and put a link to it on glom.org):
- That page has a View Bugs link at the left but that’s not about bugs for this package. I would have to find Glom in a huge multipage package list.
- The Bug Reports link at the top is more useful, but it just shows (no) open bugs without allowing me to report one.
- There is a Login link at the top right. Maybe I could do more if I was logged in, but there is no way to register.
- The Report Bugs link at the left takes me to a Fedora Trac on fedorahosted.org but that page tells me “TICKET_CREATE privileges are required to perform this operation”. There is a login link, but no way to register to be able to login. Have I mentioned that I hate Trac.
Go to Fedora’s web site like a normal user (I googled):
- I see no link to file a bug.
- I tried the Get Help link but only saw information about IRC, mailing lists, forums, and documentation.
- I tried the Communicate link. In the middle of that page (after information about IRC, mailing lists and man pages) there is a link to bugzilla.redhat.com. Clicking Enter A New Bug Report takes me to a big list of Linux versions, mostly Red Hat. There’s a list of Fedora stuff that’s almost as big. I chose the Fedora product, found glom in the list of components, and managed to file a bug. But glom is also in the list of components for the Fedora EPEL (Extras) product. Should I have filed it there instead?