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

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Thu Oct 22 09:44:19 UTC 2009

Hi Vladimir,

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:56, Vladimir Stavrinov <vs at inist.ru> wrote:
> 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.

Once you have the file with the report in it, can't you just pipe it
through (or cut&paste) the MTA of your choice and let it handle the

The option you're asking, even if I understand the reasoning behind
it, will transform reportbug more and more in a MTA, with is not.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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