[Reportbug-maint] Bug#551983: reportbug: how to send report prepared on other host

Vladimir Stavrinov vs at inist.ru
Thu Oct 22 08:56:54 UTC 2009

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.8
Severity: wishlist

It is good idea to prepare report on the system where the bug is found. But
if this system can not send mail in any way, there are no convenient ways
to send report from other host. If report was prepared with -p or -o
options then sending from other host using options -i or --body-file, cause
reportbug to ask all usual questions: package name, package version, if
package installed and mandatory subject. This is annoying and waste
behavior, because all these information already included in supplied
report. Please add new option to allow send report without any questions if
it was prepared with -p or -i option on other host.

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

** /home/vs/.reportbugrc:
mode standard
ui text
realname "Vladimir Stavrinov"
email "vs at inist.ru"
editor "vim"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.KOI8-R (charmap=KOI8-R)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                           0.7.24     Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.4-2    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-reportbug              4.8        Python modules for interacting wit

reportbug recommends no packages.

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+b1 lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon
ii  file                          5.03-2     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                         1.4.10-2   GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  python-gtk2                   2.16.0-1   Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
pn  python-gtkspell               <none>     (no description available)
pn  python-urwid                  <none>     (no description available)
pn  python-vte                    <none>     (no description available)
ii  xdg-utils                     1.0.2-6.1  desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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