[Reportbug-maint] Bug#591686: Long bug lists (like linux-2.6) make reportbug think BTS won't respond

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Wed Aug 4 18:56:47 UTC 2010

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.12.4
Severity: normal

When reporting a bug on a package that has a very long bug list, like
linux-2.6, I get this:

Querying Debian BTS for reports on linux-2.6 (source)...
Unable to connect to Debian BTS; continue [y|N|?]?

This doesn't happen for packages with smaller bug lists.  Visiting
http://bugs.debian.org/linux-2.6 in a web browser also takes a long time
to load, but it does eventually load.

- Josh Triplett

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="josh at joshtriplett.org"
EMAIL="josh at joshtriplett.org"
DEBFULLNAME="Josh Triplett"
NAME="Josh Triplett"

** /home/josh/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.21.2"
mode advanced
ui text
header "X-Debbugs-CC: josh at joshtriplett.org"
smtphost reportbug.debian.org:587
header "X-Debbugs-No-Ack: ack!"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.35-rc6-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (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                        2.6.5-11   interactive high-level object-orie
ii  python-reportbug              4.12.4     Python modules for interacting wit

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  debconf-utils        <none>              (no description available)
ii  debsums              2.0.48+nmu1         tool for verification of installed
pn  dlocate              <none>              (no description available)
ii  emacs23-bin-common   23.2+1-2            The GNU Emacs editor's shared, arc
ii  file                 5.04-4              Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                1.4.10-4            GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  postfix | exim4 | ma <none>              (no description available)
ii  python-gtk2          2.17.0-3            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+cvs20100307-1 desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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