[Reportbug-maint] Bug#560230: reportbug: Please allow filing bugs against source packages directly

Cyril Brulebois kibi at debian.org
Wed Dec 9 21:15:23 UTC 2009

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.9
Severity: wishlist


it's been a while since I've been seeing some other buildd maintainers
(and not only them) report bugs against Source packages, using the
“Source:” pseudoheader (which I don't see documented on bugs.debian.org
pages anyway, but there is some bug about it in debbugs, see #540430
for example), and it would be a nice-to-have in reportbug.

>From my perspective, that would be very welcome:
$ reportbug -IO src:$ftbfsing_package

then paste the version there, and be done with it, without having to
query the BTS, try and find the source package where there are multiple
binaries, etc.

I've seen “src:” support being dropped (in the changelog), it might be a
way of detecting that a Source-based rather than Package-based report is
being requested.

I'm Cc-ing owner@ to remind them of #540430; but also to know whether
lack of documentation about Source: pseudoheader support is a bug or a
feature. If that's the former, I can open a bug accordingly.

Thanks for considering.


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