[Reportbug-maint] Bug#489447: reportbug: Definitely a data loss bug

Josh Triplett josh at freedesktop.org
Mon Jan 5 20:29:29 UTC 2009

Package: reportbug
Version: 3.48
Followup-For: Bug #489447

I just lost 20 minutes of composing a bug report (complete with a
documentation snippet I wrote) because SMTP failed.  Yes, I can write it
again.  If my editor crashed and lost my code, I could write that code
again, too, but I'd consider that a data loss bug as well.  Under no
circumstances should reportbug delete a bug report until it
*successfully* sends it via SMTP or sendmail.  I consider this a grave
bug, though I will not change the severity again.

- Josh Triplett

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="josh at freedesktop.org"
EMAIL="josh at freedesktop.org"
DEBFULLNAME="Josh Triplett"
NAME="Josh Triplett"

** /home/josh/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.21.2"
mode advanced
ui text
header "X-Debbugs-CC: josh at freedesktop.org"
smtphost reportbug.debian.org:587
header "X-Debbugs-No-Ack: ack!"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.27-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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:
pn  debconf-utils                 <none>     (no description available)
ii  debsums                       2.0.40     verification of installed package 
pn  dlocate                       <none>     (no description available)
ii  file                          4.26-2     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                         1.4.9-3    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  postfix | exim4 | mail-transp <none>     (no description available)
pn  python-urwid                  <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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