[Reportbug-maint] Bug#532295: reportbug finds no bugs for libc6

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Mon Jun 8 12:56:46 UTC 2009

Hi Reuben,

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 13:37, Reuben Thomas<rrt at sc3d.org> wrote:
> 2009/6/8 Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org>:
>> please next time report the complete transcript of what reportbug
>> outputs, for example:
> Thanks. Could this be in the instructions (i.e. in the file shown just
> before you enter the bug report which currently starts "Common
> problems with reportbug")?

It makes sense: I've just added a notice about it.

>> The same happens (as seen above) on a sid machine. This is because
>> libc6 is now provided by eglibc, while before it was provided by glibc
>> package (As seen in the line "Querying Debian BTS for reports on glibc
>> (source)").
> This is all very well, but it's particularly confusing to a lenny
> user, where there is no eglibc package.

We are qureying live data (the BTS) that evolves faster than stable
releases. Sadly, there's nothing we can do about it.

>> This is not a bug in reportbug, but it's due to the evolving nature of
>> packages & bugs.
> Nonetheless, is there some way of fixing it, e.g. having reportbug try
> by falling back to the binary package if it finds no bugs?

At first sight I don't consider this a valid solution, but I'll think about it.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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