[Reportbug-maint] Bug#524895: closed by Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> (Re: Bug#524895: [reportbug] After finding, checking named package, crashes out)

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Tue Apr 21 17:08:16 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 15:00, David Baron <d_baron at 012.net.il> wrote:
> On Monday 20 April 2009 23:48:06 Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 18:00, David Baron <d_baron at 012.net.il> wrote:
>> > Package: reportbug
>> > Version: 4.1
>> > Severity: grave
>> Please... select more carefully the severity. this is not grave,
>> it's a problem only on your machine, that doesn't impact anyone else.
>> The correct severity is normal, at max important, nothing more.
> Obvously, if it is only on my machine, but I did not know that.

There are precise rule about severity selection, and if unsure, you
should start with a low one, bumping it afterward if needed.

>> $ reportbug reportbug
>> *** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
>> Detected character set: UTF-8
>> Please change your locale if this is incorrect.
>> Using 'Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org>' as your from address.
>> Getting status for reportbug...
>> Verifying package integrity...
> This is where I lose it.

No, you lost it...

>> There may be a problem with your installation of reportbug;
>> the following files appear to be missing or changed:
>> debsums: can't open reportbug file /usr/share/doc/reportbug/TODO (No
>> such file or directory)
>> Do you still want to file a report [y|N|q|?]? y
>> Checking for newer versions at packages.debian.org,
>> incoming.debian.org and http://ftp-master.debian.org/new.html

...here. That's what the trace you sent tell us about the problem.

> OK. The question is where the problem is,

In the network between you and debian servers.

> since it is certainly consistent.

consistent with what?

> I get complete listings in reportbug-ng.

It uses different logics ang checks, so they are not comparable about it.

> Maybe related, maybe not, but see my "wishlist" item for apt-list 524768.

it is not related: we don't use soap, but plain http protocol.

> This
> also relates to a fairly consistent problem hitting the same servers. (This
> had been filed as a regular bug a number of times. I did not reopen it.)

There something broken in the network from you to debian servers (ecn
enabled?), nothing in reportbug itself; you got to debug where the
problem is and fix it.

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

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