[Reportbug-maint] Bug#489447: reportbug: Will go on endless loop trying to login to smtp server (and looses all information)
nuorama at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 21:21:45 UTC 2008
Trying to do an installation-report for a laptop I started reportbug and
missconfigured it, giving it a
wrong smtp server (the server exists, but is not related to my account). After
filling all the
information I went to the end and reportbug went in an endless loop
"password for user at wrong-smtp-server
trying to connect to ..."
There's more to it: the nano editor said it saved the file in /tmp, but I when
went after it the file was gone. Please don't delete the temporary file at
all, leave it to the next reboot, or at least until the message is sure to be
Reconfiguring reportbug running another parallel instance did not help, of
Choosing severity as important, because I dropped a lot of bug reports because
of the quirks of this reportbug program. This time it was about 30 min lost
for borowing the laptop etc.
Also, if anyone is curious, here are some partial contents I edited externally
before starting reportbug:
Title: Installation falls asleep on Dell Vostro 1000, using the keyboard wakes
Report: The installer starts, shows the installation options, I choose normal
install (the others have the problem too) and then it says it loads the
kernel. Loading writes a few lines and then stops. Pressing a
button makes a few other lines to be written and so on. The entire
installation has this problem. I was
able to finish it by placing a heavier glass on some keyboard buttons.
After the first reboot the computer is fine, no more sleeps.
-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
email "nuorama at gmail.com"
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii apt 0.7.14+b1 Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii python 2.5.2-1 An interactive high-level
ii python-central 0.6.7 register and build utility for
reportbug recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information
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