[Reportbug-maint] Bug#415801: reportbug: SOAP support now more important due to BTS changes

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Mon Aug 25 05:49:00 UTC 2008

severity 415801 important

Lack of SOAP support in reportbug now more important due to the latest
HTML changes in the bug tracking system. Some packages do not show the
list of bugs, despite saying that there are bugs. One example is
exiftran (reportbug says 7 bugs found, but doesn't show them), I have
seen others but did not take note of them. Personally I think the lack
of SOAP support should be RC, do the maintainers or the release team
agree with that?

$ reportbug exiftran
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using 'Paul Wise <pabs at debian.org>' as your from address.
Getting status for exiftran...
Checking for newer versions at packages.debian.org...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Querying Debian BTS for reports on fbi (source)...
7 bug reports found:

Maintainer for exiftran is 'Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm at debian.org>'.
Looking up dependencies of exiftran...

Please briefly describe your problem (you can elaborate in a moment; an empty response will stop reportbug). This will be the bug email subject, so write a concise summary of what
is wrong with the package, for example, "fails to send email" or "does not start with -q option specified."
> foo
Rewriting subject to 'exiftran: foo'
How would you rate the severity of this problem or report?

1 critical        makes unrelated software on the system (or the whole system) break, or causes serious data loss, or introduces a security hole on systems where you install the
2 grave           makes the package in question unusable by most or all users, or causes data loss, or introduces a security hole allowing access to the accounts of users who use
                  the package.
3 serious         is a severe violation of Debian policy (that is, the problem is a violation of a 'must' or 'required' directive); may or may not affect the usability of the
                  package. Note that non-severe policy violations may be 'normal,' 'minor,' or 'wishlist' bugs. (Package maintainers may also designate other bugs as 'serious' and
                  thus release-critical; however, end users should not do so.)
4 important       a bug which has a major effect on the usability of a package, without rendering it completely unusable to everyone.
5 does-not-build  a bug that stops the package from being built from source. (This is a 'virtual severity'.)
6 normal          a bug that does not undermine the usability of the whole package; for example, a problem with a particular option or menu item.
7 minor           things like spelling mistakes and other minor cosmetic errors that do not affect the core functionality of the package.
8 wishlist        suggestions and requests for new features.

Please select a severity level: [normal] 
Do any of the following apply to this report?

1 l10n      This bug reports a localization/internationalization issue.

2 patch     You are including a patch to fix this problem.

3 none      

Please select tags: (one at a time) [none] 
Spawning /home/pabs/bin/evolution-bug-wrapper...
pabs at chianamo:~/tmp$ reportbug reportbug
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using 'Paul Wise <pabs at debian.org>' as your from address.
Getting status for reportbug...
Checking for newer versions at packages.debian.org...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Querying Debian BTS for reports on reportbug (source)...
220 bug reports found:

Outstanding bugs -- Uncategorized; Important bugs (4 bugs)
    1) #420363 [i|M|] [reportbug] reportbug needs gettext however gettext is not a dependency Reported by: Daniel Dickinson <cshore at fionavar.ca>; Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:48:01 U
    2) #440317 [i|M|=] [reportbug] reportbug crashes when trying to check packages.d.o Reported by: Greg Wooledge <wooledg at eeg.ccf.org>; Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 13:30:01 UTC; Sever
    3) #489447 [i||] [reportbug] reportbug: Will go on endless loop trying to login to smtp server (and looses all information) Reported by: alecs1 <nuorama at gmail.com>; Date: Sat,
    4) #491869 [i||] [reportbug] reportbug: Crash when attaching a file with a non-ascii character in filename Reported by: Sam Morris <sam at robots.org.uk>; Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 

Outstanding bugs -- Uncategorized; Normal bugs (15 bugs)
    5) #213470 [n||] [reportbug] querybts terminal problems: LANG envariable involved Reported by: Matt Swift <swift at alum.mit.edu>; Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 16:48:04 UTC; Severity: 
    6) #259456 [n||] [reportbug] reportbug does not handle epochs correctly Reported by: Rene Engelhard <rene at debian.org>; Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 20:18:01 UTC; Severity: normal; F
    7) #265554 [n||] [reportbug] reportbug: on receiving SIGTERM, should also signal child processes Reported by: Joey Hess <joeyh at debian.org>; Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 17:03:03 UTC
    8) #310514 [n||] [reportbug] reportbug: bts vs. upstream issues Reported by: gambarimasu+reportbug at gmail.com; Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 02:18:02 UTC; Severity: normal; Found in v
    9) #329054 [n||] [reportbug] 'reportbug' won't play nice with 'yes N' pipe. Reported by: A Costa <agcosta at gis.net>; Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 06:48:01 UTC; Severity: normal; Foun
   10) #386111 [n||] [reportbug] reportbug: Checking for newer versions does not denotes experimental versions Reported by: Yves Jean Marie Lambert <le.iota at free.fr>; Date: Tue, 5
   11) #387406 [n||] [reportbug] reportbug: Suggests to get unstable version Reported by: Wolfgang Lonien <wolfgang at lonien.de>; Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 08:03:10 UTC; Severity: norm
   12) #420150 [n|M|] [reportbug] doesn't inform user that dpkg failed Reported by: Pierre THIERRY <nowhere.man at levallois.eu.org>; Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 11:03:01 UTC; Severity: n
   13) #431402 [n||] [reportbug] reportbug: Installed but not installed? Reported by: Olaf van der Spek <OlafvdSpek at GMail.Com>; Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2007 10:18:05 UTC; Severity: norma
   14) #432180 [n||] [reportbug] reportbug: premature exit when including text files with extended ASCII (vs attaching) Reported by: supaplex <debian at foss.daxal.com>; Date: Sun, 8
   15) #443243 [n||] [reportbug] dpkg -S says file is in a dependency package Reported by: Ian Zimmerman <itz at madbat.mine.nu>; Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 21:06:02 UTC; Severity: norma
   16) #473234 [n||] [reportbug] reportbug: parsing error: *** Please type your report below this line *** Reported by: Jari Aalto <jari.aalto at cante.net>; Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 1
   17) #493049 [n||] [reportbug] reportbug: text width and dependencies status Reported by: Riccardo Stagni <unriccio at email.it>; Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 00:27:02 UTC; Severity: nor
   18) #493362 [n||] [reportbug] running reportbug in a directory containing commands.py fails Reported by: Robert Collins <robertc at robertcollins.net>; Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 12:51
   19) #496210 [n||] [reportbug] reportbug crached after severity level question when used for the first time. Reported by: nathael at nathael.net; Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 13:27:01 UT

Outstanding bugs -- Uncategorized; Minor bugs (13 bugs)
   20) #85851 [m|MR|] [reportbug] querybts: can't abort a query Reported by: Tommi Komulainen <Tommi.Komulainen at iki.fi>; Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 16:03:03 UTC; Severity: minor; Tags
   21) #152425 [m||] [reportbug] reportbug: does package information really need to be gathered when --kudos is specified? Reported by: "Branden Robinson" <branden at debian.org>; Da
   22) #294705 [m||] [reportbug] reportbug should not allow non-ASCII characters in email headers Reported by: Mohammed Adnène Trojette <adn+deb at diwi.org>; Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005
   23) #302469 [m|M|] [reportbug] reportbug: bad message when no bug body Reported by: Dan Jacobson <jidanni at jidanni.org>; Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 23:48:15 UTC; Severity: minor; Ta
   24) #322567 [m||] [reportbug] reportbug: [improve checking] the following files appear to be missing or changed Reported by: Jari Aalto <jari.aalto at cante.net>; Date: Thu, 11 Au
   25) #358555 [m||] [reportbug] reportbug: command line querybts 'q' exits with vestigal "Nothing new to report; " Reported by: A Costa <agcosta at gis.net>; Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 
   26) #364626 [m||] [reportbug] reportbug: Drop problem description when it's too long. Reported by: "Hong Jen Yee \(PCMan\)" <pcman.tw at gmail.com>; Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 15:18:0
   27) #367298 [m||] [reportbug] reportbug: --gnus should use an existing emacs instance, instead of spawn a new one Reported by: Dan Jacobson <jidanni at jidanni.org>; Date: Sun, 14
   28) #372720 [m|MR|] [reportbug] reportbug: Critical bug severity description misleading Reported by: Simon Waters <simon at technocool.net>; Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 10:33:02 UTC; S
   29) #467311 [m||] [reportbug] reportbug: does not allow filing bug against dependency packages Reported by: Matijs van Zuijlen <Matijs.van.Zuijlen at xs4all.nl>; Date: Sun, 24 Feb
   30) #475555 [m||] [reportbug] reportbug: references to sarge, which should be etch Reported by: Mark Florian <markrian at gmail.com>; Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:57:02 UTC; Severity
   31) #492908 [m||] [reportbug] querybts: NameError: global name 'ewrite' is not defined Reported by: Jiří Paleček <jpalecek at web.de>; Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 19:24:01 UTC; Seve
   32) #496083 [m||] [reportbug] reportbug: prompt says "via email" even with -o Reported by: Timo Juhani Lindfors <timo.lindfors at iki.fi>; Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 15:27:02 UTC; Sev
(1-32/220) Is the bug you found listed above [y|N|m|r|q|s|f|?]? 


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