The page BugTriage contains general bug triage tips, but many of them are outdated or even wrong, so here is a summary that is fresh and applies perfectly for MariaDB packaging in Debian.

Bug overview

To see a list of all MariaDB bugs from all the source packages use the page https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?src=mariadb-10.5;src=mariadb-10.4;src=mariadb-10.3;src=mariadb-10.2;src=mariadb-10.1;src=mariadb-10.0;src=mariadb-5.5

Submitting bugs

Simply submit an email to submit@bugs.debian.org with a well formed mail subject line and the following start of the email body:

Package: mariadb-server
Version: 1:10.5.5-1
Severity: wishlist

See full list of additional pseudoheaders at https://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting#additionalpseudoheaders

FTBFS bugs

When submitting bugs about MariaDB failing to build from sources (FTBFS) there usually needs to be more elaborate metadata. Example:

Subject:

mariadb-10.3: FTBFS on alpha: relocation truncated to fit

Start of body:

Source: mariadb-10.3
Version: 1:10.3.13-1
Severity: serious
Justification: fails to build from source
User: debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
Usertags: alpha ftbfs

Responding to bugs

Simply reply to the bug, but remember to put control stanzas in the beginning of the email.

Examples:

Control: tags -1 wontfix
Control: severity -1 wishlist
Control: forwarded -1 https://jira.mariadb.org/browse/MDEV-14900
Control: merge -1 123456
Control: retitle -1 Proper title for this bug

For full list of commands see https://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control For full list of the argument options that can be given to commands see https://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#severities and https://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#tags

Closing bugs

There are two ways:

1. Include a "(Closes: #123456)" in the debian/changelogs entry. This will automatically mark the bug fixed at the version uploaded and at the time of upload.

2. Send email to the bug with -done appended to bug number in (e.g. 123456-done@bugs.debian.org) and with "Version: 1:10.5.5-1" as the first line to indicate what version the bug was fixed in.