[Reportbug-maint] Bug#594748: reportbug: existing (current) bug reports are not found e.g. python-gammu

Arthur Marsh arthur.marsh at internode.on.net
Sun Aug 29 01:17:16 UTC 2010

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.12.6
Severity: normal

I have reported a couple of bugs with python-gammu #566261 and #586517.

However, when I just ran:

$ reportbug python-gammu
*** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using 'Arthur Marsh <arthur.marsh at internode.on.net>' as your from address.
Getting status for python-gammu...
Checking for newer versions at packages.debian.org...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Querying Debian BTS for reports on python-gammu (source)...
No bug reports found.
Maintainer for python-gammu is 'Michal Čihař <nijel at debian.org>'.
Looking up dependencies of python-gammu...

Please briefly describe your problem (max. 100 characters allowed; you can
elaborate in a moment). This will be the bug email subject, so write a concise
summary of what is wrong with the package, for example, "fails to send email"
or "does not start with -q option specified" (type Ctrl+c to exit).

A quick check of:


showed the bugs were still there.

Is there any reason that my bug reports were not found when I ran

reportbug python-gammu ?


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

** /home/amarsh04/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.5"
mode standard
ui text
realname "Arthur Marsh"
email "arthur.marsh at internode.on.net"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.35 (SMP w/1 CPU core; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                           0.8.0      Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.2-3    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-reportbug              4.12.6     Python modules for interacting wit

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  debconf-utils        1.5.35              debconf utilities
pn  debsums              <none>              (no description available)
pn  dlocate              <none>              (no description available)
ii  emacs22-bin-common   22.3+1-1.2          The GNU Emacs editor's shared, arc
ii  exim4                4.72-1              metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) 
ii  exim4-daemon-light [ 4.72-1              lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon
ii  file                 5.04-5              Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                1.4.10-4            GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  python-gtk2          2.17.0-4            Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
pn  python-gtkspell      <none>              (no description available)
pn  python-urwid         <none>              (no description available)
ii  python-vte           1:0.24.3-1          Python bindings for the VTE widget
ii  xdg-utils            1.0.2+cvs20100307-1 desktop integration utilities from

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/reportbug.conf changed:
smtphost localhost

-- debconf-show failed

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