rt.debian.org - Debian Request Tracker
rt.debian.org is a Request Tracker used by some Debian teams. (some others use a pseudo-package on bugs.debian.org or a tracker on an Alioth project.)
RT lives at: https://rt.debian.org/
Debian developers can also log in as the debian user. The password for this account is available from: master.debian.org:/home/debian/misc/rt-password. There's currently no connection to the central Debian LDAP, but accounts can be created for regular members of the teams using RT.
Due to abuse, the former "guest" account has been disabled and it's no longer possible for others to view the public queues and tickets.
See rt_cli and see above for about/access.
- To create a ticket by a mail to the appropriate team (listed below). Make sure to put "Debian RT" somewhere in the subject.
To provide extra information to a ticket, you can mail firstname.lastname@example.org (or email@example.com for private comments readable only by the queue owners). You can also mail the initial address, but in that case you must make sure to include the precise subject tag like "[rt.debian.org #379]".
Debian System Administration
The DSA team uses 3 queues:
- DSA [public]
- DSA - incoming
- DSA - private
The keyring maintenance team uses two queues:
- Keyring [public]
- Keyring - incoming
New tickets can be created by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure to put "Debian RT" somewhere in the subject).
The security team (for stable and oldstable) uses three queues:
Security: default queue, publicly viewable. For any non-private issue, that is, issues already public on any medium, e.g. bugtraq or other mailinglists, reported to the BTS, websites etc.
Security - incoming
Security - private: issues still under embargo, e.g. coming from the vendor-sec mailinglist or by direct notification to the security team. These often have an agreed disclosure date set in the "Embargo" field.
New tickets can be created by mailing email@example.com (make sure to put "Debian RT" somewhere in the subject).
If you are a maintainer looking for more information on how to deal with a security problem in one of your packages, there are detailed instructions in the Developer's Reference - Chapter 5. Managing Packages.
The mirror team only use one public queue: Mirror.
New tickets can be created by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure to put "Debian RT" somewhere in the subject).
Debian-Edu/Skolelinux Sysadmin (drift) Team
The Debian-Edu/Skolelinux Sysadmin team uses three queues:
- DESA [public]
- DESA - incoming
- DESA - private
New tickets can be created by mailing email@example.com (make sure to put "Debian RT" somewhere in the subject). Tickets will be created in the DESA - incoming queue and then manually changed to either the public or the private queue by a team member.
The Backports Team only use one queue: Backports.
New tickets can be created by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure to put "Debian RT" somewhere in the subject).
If any other teams/groups want to use rt.debian.org to track their requests, they're welcome to do so, just send the details in an RT ticket for DSA.
Incoming queues and visibility
When a team uses an "incoming" queue, all newly created tickets end up there and are thus not public by default until someone move them to the public queue. This is so we can have tickets mailed in which shouldn't immediately become public, e.g. '/bin/lala is a 4755 bash on master' or whatever. The idea is that almost every ticket will move from the incoming queue to the public queue the first time a human sees/touches it. When there's a private queue, it's intended for tickets that really should remain private but these should be the vast minority of tickets with the majority being in the public queue.
http://bestpractical.com/rt - Best Practical's request Tracker homepage.
Debian Developer's Reference - 4.4. Debian machines - some hints on DSA RT tickets.