[Reportbug-maint] Bug#532150: reportbug: [regression] no longer supports custom mua commands

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Sun Jun 7 04:53:35 UTC 2009

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.4
Severity: important

I just upgraded from lenny to squeeze and was disappointed to find that
reportbug no longer supports custom MUAs. reportbug doesn't support my
preferred MUA (evolution) so I use a custom MUA script to dump reportbug
mails into my evolution drafts folder, where I edit them and send them
on using evolution and its SMTP settings (which vary by mail address).

pabs at chianamo:~$ cat ~/.reportbugrc 
mode standard
ui text
#ui urwid
realname "Paul Wise"
email "pabs at debian.org"
mua '/home/pabs/bin/evolution-bug-wrapper'
pabs at chianamo:~$ reportbug reportbug
Specified mail user agent is not supported; exiting.
pabs at chianamo:~$ cat ~/bin/evolution-bug-wrapper
echo 'From pabs at debian.org -' >> ~/.evolution/mail/local/Drafts
cat $* >> ~/.evolution/mail/local/Drafts
rm -f $*
pabs at chianamo:~$ ls -l ~/bin/evolution-bug-wrapper
lrwxrwxrwx 1 pabs pabs 42 2007-08-26 09:47 /home/pabs/bin/evolution-bug-wrapper -> /home/pabs/devel/bin/evolution-bug-wrapper*
pabs at chianamo:~$ ls -l ~/devel/bin/evolution-bug-wrapper
-rwxr-x--- 1 pabs pabs 125 2008-12-12 17:24 /home/pabs/devel/bin/evolution-bug-wrapper*

Please fix reportbug to allow custom MUAs again. Using mutt as my MUA
and making it dump postponed messages into evolution's drafts folder is
slightly more cumbersome than just dumping them there via a script.

It would also be nice if you could grab all the MUA stuff from
reportbug-ng so I can just use evolution to report bugs in Debian, the
custom MUA support is also important to keep though IMO.

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
REPORTBUGEMAIL="pabs at debian.org"
DEBEMAIL="pabs at debian.org"
EMAIL="pabs at debian.org"
DEBNAME="Paul Wise"
NAME="Paul Wise"

** /home/pabs/.reportbugrc:
mode standard
ui text
realname "Paul Wise"
email "pabs at debian.org"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (700, 'testing'), (600, 'unstable'), (550, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                           0.7.21     Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.4-2    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-reportbug              4.4        Python modules for interacting wit

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                         4.69-11    metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) 
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-tran 4.69-11    lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon
ii  file                          5.03-1     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                         1.4.9-4    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  python-gnome2-extras          2.25.3-1   Extra Python bindings for the GNOM
ii  python-gtk2                   2.14.1-2   Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
ii  python-urwid          curses-based UI/widget library for
ii  python-vte                    1:0.20.1-1 Python bindings for the VTE widget


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