[Reportbug-maint] Bug#544736: reportbug should either recomend vim or use /usr/bin/editor after --configure

Christoph Egger debian at christoph-egger.org
Wed Sep 2 17:35:54 UTC 2009

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.6
Severity: minor

	I was trying to report a bug from a kFreeBSD testserver however
reportbug fails to create the bug report after successfully running
reportbug --configure as there is no vim on the system. Please either
make reportbug recommend (at least suggest) vim, use /usr/bin/editor
for editing bug reports or configure en editor in --configure (at
least if no vim is present).

	Following is a snippet of reportbug output.

| Please select a severity level: [normal] 
| Do any of the following apply to this report?
| 1 l10n      This bug reports a localization/internationalization issue.
| 2 patch     You are including a patch to fix this problem.
| 3 none      
| Please select tags: (one at a time) [none] 
| Spawning vim...
| sh: vim: not found
| Warning: possible error exit from vim: 32512
| No changes were made in the editor.



-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="debian at christoph-egger.org"
EMAIL="Christoph.Egger at gmx.de"
DEBFULLNAME="Christoph Egger"

** /home/christoph/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.48"
mode advanced
smtphost "christoph-egger.org"
smtpuser "random at christoph-egger.org"
mua 'mutt -H'

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (400, 'unstable'), (100, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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-reportbug              4.6        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)
ii  dlocate                     1.02         fast alternative to dpkg -L and dp
ii  file                        5.03-1       Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                       1.4.10~rc1-1 GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  msmtp-mta [mail-transport-a 1.4.17-3     light SMTP client with support for
pn  python-gnome2-extras        <none>       (no description available)
ii  python-gtk2                 2.14.1-3     Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
ii  python-urwid          curses-based UI/widget library for
ii  python-vte                  1:0.20.5-1   Python bindings for the VTE widget
ii  xdg-utils                   1.0.2-6.1    desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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