[Reportbug-maint] Bug#519452: reportbug: Cannot send bug report via remote secured smtphost

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Tue Mar 24 16:23:44 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:16, Apelete Seketeli <apelete at seketeli.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 20:35, Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> wrote:
>> So, do you think that explicitly clarifying it in the sentence
>> "Please enter the name of your SMTP host. Usually it's called
>> something like "mail.example.org" or "smtp.example.org". Just press
>> ENTER if you don't have one or don't know."
>> would solve the ambiguity and so it have made it clear to you what you
>> have had to do?
> Giving an example on how specifying the port to use would be great I
> think, not that finding the file /etc/reportbug.conf is particularly
> difficult, but a little bit of clarity doesn't hurt either.

$ grep -A4 "Use this to enable the internal MTA" /etc/reportbug.conf
# Use this to enable the internal MTA (bypassing /usr/sbin/sendmail)
# smtphost localhost
# You can also specify a port other than 25
# smtphost mail.example.com:2525

so /etc/reportbug.conf already has all the info you need, but the
message in --configure does not propose the alternative format, so I'm
going to clarify it.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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