I noticed that the
file source package in Ubuntu on Launchpad is connected to the wrong upstream project. This obviously can't be fixed from Ask Ubuntu, but I am hoping someone can tell me what I can do to get it fixed (or, if for some reason it is best left unfixed, explain that).
I believe I should report this as a bug, but how?1 Assuming I am even right about that, what project on Launchpad should I report it against? Launchpad itself? Ubuntu with no package specified? (This can be done, but it's usually discouraged.)
file in Ubuntu? Note that this is not a problem with the
file package itself.
I don't think Launchpad will allow me to change the upstream connection myself. But even if it does, I don't think I should do that without more information, so in effect I need to file a bug report or otherwise enlist the help of others in an appropriate way.2 What should I do?
1 To try and figure out what to report this bug against, I re-read ReportingBugs, checked FindRightPackage (which does not appear to cover this sort of situation) and reviewed How do I report a bug? (Those resources are mainly for reporting bugs in software running on one's Ubuntu system, so it makes sense to me that I didn't find what I was looking for.) I also browsed and searched the Launchpad Help.
2 This is because, even though the current upstream connection is clearly incorrect, I'm not sure how it is best fixed. I can expand this question with more details about that on request, but I've avoided that for now because I don't want to create the appearance that I am attempting to report this problem here rather than in an actual bug report, and because I doubt it will affect the answer to my question.