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

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Fri Jan 2 20:45:31 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 18:58, Jörg Sommer <joerg at alea.gnuu.de> wrote:
> 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.

reportbug is in standard, so it's installed on every machine. Now, you can call

$ reportbug --template <package>

and you'll receive a nice template you can cuy&paste on a MTA-enabled
machine to submit.

Please note that it's not needed and mta on each machine: you can
setup reportbug to use another host as smtp (with 'smtphost' config

> 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)?

Well, I don't it will ever happen (but I left the bug still opened);
the solution described above works fine.

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

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