[Reportbug-maint] Bug#500668: reportbug: problem with overlong log files

Francesco Potorti` Potorti at isti.cnr.it
Tue Sep 30 09:25:37 UTC 2008

Package: reportbug
Version: 3.45
Severity: normal

I recently reported a problem with xserver-xorg, which in certain
circumstances creates an overlong log file.  In my case, it was about
130MB long.

The problem is that reportbug appeared to hang on this, because it was
trying to include the log file.  I think that reportbug should look at
the size of files it wants to read, and possibly only consider the first
part, rather than going through them all.

-- Package-specific info:

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'testing-proposed-updates')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=it_IT at euro (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)
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                        2.5.2-2    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-central                0.6.8      register and build utility for Pyt

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  debconf-utils                 1.5.22     debconf utilities
ii  debsums                       2.0.36     verification of installed package 
ii  dlocate                       0.96.1     fast alternative to dpkg -L and dp
ii  exim4                         4.69-7     metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) 
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-tran 4.69-7     lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon
ii  file                          4.26-1     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                         1.4.9-3    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  python-urwid                  <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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