Launchpad will soon permit you to say your project is not affected by a bug shared with another project — you can delete the spurious bug task. This action can be done from the bug’s web page, and using Launchpad API.
You can remove a project from a bug if you are the project maintainer, bug supervisor, or are the person who added the project to the bug. This action can only be performed when the bug affects more than one project — you cannot delete an entire bug. This feature permits you to undo mistakes.
Launchpad beta testers will see the remove action next to the affected project name in the affects table.
The delete() method was added to the bug_task entry in the Launchpad API. There is a example API script, delete_bugtasks.py, that can remove a project from many bugs. There is also a split action to create a separate bug just for the specified project to track separate conversations in bug comments.
Usage: delete_bugtasks.py [options] bug_id:project_name [bug_id:project_name] Options: -h, --help show this help message and exit -v, --verbose -q, --quiet -f, --force Delete or split bug tasks that belong to a public bug -d, --delete Delete a spurious project bug task from a bug -s, --split Split a project bug task from an existing bug so that the issue can be tracked separately -w WEBSITE, --website=WEBSITE The URI of Launchpad web site. Default: https://api.launchpad.net; Alternates: https://api.staging.launchpad.net, https://api.qastating.launchpad.net
Previously, you could not remove spurious bug reports about your project. Many were cause by poor bug target management; you could not move a bug between projects and distributions. You can now move bugs between projects and distributions, but thousands of bugs still wrongly claim to affect a project or distribution. This causes clutter on bug pages and searches, and it causes Launchpad performance problems.
This change is a part of a super-feature called Disclosure. To ensure that confidential data is not accidentally disclosed, Launchpad will only permit private bugs to affect a single project. Soon, you may need to remove a project from a bug before marking the bug private.