See new wiki page at https://salsa.debian.org/mariadb-team/mariadb-server/-/wikis/MariaDB-in-Debian
The page BugTriage contains general bug triage tips, but many of them are outdated or even wrong, so here is a summary that is fresh and applies perfectly for MariaDB packaging in Debian.
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
Simply submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.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
When submitting bugs about MariaDB failing to build from sources (FTBFS) there usually needs to be more elaborate metadata. Example:
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: email@example.com Usertags: alpha ftbfs
Responding to bugs
Simply reply to the bug, but remember to put control stanzas in the beginning of the email.
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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org) and with "Version: 1:10.5.5-1" as the first line to indicate what version the bug was fixed in.