[Reportbug-maint] Bug#568197: reportbug: allow not to send package and OS info

Éric Araujo merwok at netwok.org
Wed Feb 3 02:07:06 UTC 2010

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.10.1
Severity: wishlist


There are some situations where sending package and OS info isn’t really
needed, e.g. when writing a comment on an issue. I’d like a checkbox to
disable sending such info that does nothing but take room in the bug logs.

When sending a request for enhancement though, the package version is
useful because the feature might be here in a newer version. I guess in this
case it would make sense to include the version of the package (but not the
whole dependencies list and reportbug configuration).

Kind regards


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

** /home/wok/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.48"
mode standard
ui gtk2
realname "Éric Araujo"
email "merwok at netwok.org"
smtphost "smtp.neuf.fr"
bts debian

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                           0.7.25     Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.4-9    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-reportbug              4.10.1     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           tool for verification of installed
ii  dlocate                 1.02             fast alternative to dpkg -L and dp
ii  dma [mail-transport-age 0.0.2009.07.17-3 lightweight mail transport agent
pn  emacs22-bin-common | em <none>           (no description available)
ii  file                    5.03-5+b1        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
ii  python-gtkspell         2.25.3-4.1+b2    Python bindings for the GtkSpell l
ii  python-urwid            0.9.9-2          curses-based UI/widget library for
ii  python-vte              1:0.22.5-1+b1    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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