This IRC transcript illustrates the pain of setting the upstream bug tracker, and the agony of defeat when you succeed.
<bac> sinzui: Remind me how do you set/determine the bug tracker for a project?
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/+source/claws-mail shows one but i cannot find it on the project.
- Visit the front page of Launchpad Bugs
- Follow the link to Bug trackers at the bottom of the page
- Locate the (+) Register another bug tracker link at the bottom of the list of despair
<bac> wait, there it is already in the list
- Register the bug tracker and remember the name
- Return to the project and follow the Change details link.
- (Be sitting down for this), Select the new bug tracker from the list of despair
- (optional) you may need to set the Remote project field with the ID of this project on its remote bug tracker.
<bac> Right, so if you go to https://bugs.launchpad.net/claws-mail you don’t see any mention that we know about the external tracker i knew it was bad but only anecdotally.
<sinzui> Yep. Weep at the madness. Good luck forwarding that bug upstream.
<bac> I don’t really have a bug. I just linked the claws-mail source package as an exercise and noted that the bug tracker was purported to be set.
<sinzui> My favorite part is that I have to claim that bugs are tracked in Launchpad so that I can set the bug supervisor, which is also the upstream bug contact role.
<sinzui> Launchpad can be a collective madness sometimes