[Reportbug-maint] Bug#562878: GTK front end does not word wrap mails

Mark Brown broonie at debian.org
Mon Dec 28 19:27:58 UTC 2009

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.9
Severity: important

The GTK front end for reportbug neither word wraps text that is entered by users nor provides any indicication of how wide the text that's been entered is, meaning that it would be very surprising if input came back as anything other than one line per paragraph format. This doesn't look very good in many mail clients, the standard is that lines should be wrapped before 80 columns.

Severity important since this makes bug submitters look less clueful than they should and makes bug reports less legible.

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="broonie at debian.org"

** /home/broonie/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "4.8"
mode expert
ui gtk2
email "broonie at debian.org"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                           0.7.25     Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.4-5    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-reportbug              4.9        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                         4.71-2     metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) 
ii  exim4-daemon-heavy [mail-tran 4.71-2     Exim MTA (v4) daemon with extended
ii  file                          5.03-5     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                         1.4.10-2   GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  python-gtk2                   2.16.0-1   Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
pn  python-gtkspell               <none>     (no description available)
pn  python-urwid                  <none>     (no description available)
ii  python-vte                    1:0.22.5-1 Python bindings for the VTE widget
ii  xdg-utils                     1.0.2-6.1  desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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