[Reportbug-maint] Bug#517989: how does one use reportbug to follow up on packages marked for removal?

Arthur Marsh arthur.marsh at internode.on.net
Tue Mar 3 12:03:38 UTC 2009

Package: reportbug
Version: 3.48
Severity: normal

Hi, I was about to report a bug on package grip when I found in 
reportbug that it had been marked for removal.

What neither reportbug nor the emails indicating the packages removal 
made clear was how to post a follow-up message in reportbug.

Could I have just done a follow-up in reportbug on one of the grip 
package bugs?

Is there a way in reportbug to get browse the packages recently marked 
for removal from Debian?

Is there a way in that reportbug could make clear how to post a 
follow-up to a package marked for removal from Debian?

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:

** /home/amarsh04/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.5"
mode standard
ui text
realname "Arthur Marsh"
email "arthur.marsh at internode.on.net"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.28 (SMP w/1 CPU core; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                    Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.4-2    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-central                0.6.11     register and build utility for Pyt

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  debconf-utils                 1.5.25     debconf utilities
ii  debsums                       2.0.41     verification of installed package 
ii  dlocate                       0.96.1     fast alternative to dpkg -L and dp
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                         1.4.9-4    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  python-urwid                  <none>     (no description available)

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