[Reportbug-maint] Bug#524099: reportbug: Truncate lines width in bug description

Apelete Seketeli apelete at seketeli.org
Tue Apr 14 19:35:02 UTC 2009

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.1
Severity: wishlist

The last bug reports I sent using reportbug had too long lines in their descriptions: when viewed on the Debian BTS one have to horizontally scroll to read some sentences, and that's very annoying.
I don't know the number of characters each line shouldn't exceed, but each line should definitely be truncated to that width (with auto inserted return characters).

-- Package-specific info:
** /home/apelete/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.48"
mode standard
ui text
email "apelete at seketeli.org"
smtphost smtp.googlemail.com:587

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                    Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.4-2    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-reportbug              4.1        Python modules for interacting wit

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  debconf-utils                 <none>     (no description available)
pn  debsums                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  dlocate                       <none>     (no description available)
ii  exim4                         4.69-9     metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) 
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-tran 4.69-9     lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon
ii  file                          5.00-1     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                         1.4.9-4    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  python-gnome2-extras          <none>     (no description available)
ii  python-gtk2                   2.14.1-2   Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
pn  python-urwid                  <none>     (no description available)
pn  python-vte                    <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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