[Reportbug-maint] Bug#431402: Patch for this bug

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Sat Apr 11 09:59:58 UTC 2009

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 11:44, chaica <chaica at ohmytux.com> wrote:
> tags 431402 patch

control line *must* be terminated with "thanks" (or other terminators)
please consult the docs on bugs.debian.org .

send the patch from the *top level* reportbug dir:

$ head -n2 ../../tmp/reportbug2.diff
--- reportbug.ori	2009-04-11 11:24:11.000000000 +0200
+++ reportbug	2009-04-11 11:25:39.000000000 +0200

so that bin/reportbug would have appeared there.

Please name bugs with a sense: reportbug.diff tells me nothing, and
saving on a temporary dir will confuse what's patch to apply.

you can use git and git-format-patch, that's the preferred way to send
us patches.

> Indeed it seems weird to offer the possibility to choose a non-existant
> package or uninstalled package for installed packages on your system.
> Here is a patch to solve this issue.
> But I suspect the main issue could be triggered by the fact that dpkg -l
> "ping" returns a line, maybe an old package which doesn't exist anymore,
> I'm not sure. It could explain that reportbug doesn't ask to search ping
> command inside existing packages, what it should do if no ping package
> can be found.

I have already debugged this some time ago, if I only can find the
notes :) I found the reason, and it was weird indeed.

Anyhow, thanks for your patches flow! it's really appreciated.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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