[Reportbug-maint] Bug#510525: Provide a remote mode

Jörg Sommer joerg at alea.gnuu.de
Fri Jan 2 17:58:37 UTC 2009

Package: reportbug
Version: 3.48
Severity: wishlist


often, I report bugs in packages installed on a remote machine. I don't
have set up report bug on all of my machines, because neither a MTA nor a
MUA is installed and I don't want to copy my PGP key to these hosts. But
I have access to these machines via ssh.

Is it possible to add a remote access mode to reportbug that does all
checks and information gatherings like package version and dependencies
via a remote shell command (not specially ssh, but also rsh or thelike)?

Bye, Jörg.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: unstable/experimental
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (900, 'unstable'), (700, 'experimental')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.28-rc9
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to de_DE.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                           0.7.19     Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.2-3    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-central                0.6.8      register and build utility for Pyt

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  debconf-utils                 1.5.24     debconf utilities
ii  debsums                       2.0.40     verification of installed package 
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                          4.26-2     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                         1.4.9-3    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  python-urwid                  <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information
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