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

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Wed Feb 3 23:18:36 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 22:54, Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org> wrote:
> Hello
>> Those info are very useful to package maintainer because:
>> [snip]
>> I don't see a strong argument to remove those info, in particular when
>> it can be chosen by the user: too much reports with those info it's a
>> no go; they occupy few space, they're useful to the guy who'll work on
>> your bug -> I'll leave them there and close this bug report.
> Fair enough. I don’t like scrolling down useless info that spans screenfuls,
> but I understand the viewpoint that it’s better to have too much info than
> not enough.

well, with the time you'll get used to it and simply ignore (if not needed)

> I guess I’ll have to use the command-line UI or a mail filter if I want more
> control (again, only for the cases where I know that the info will be
> useless).

yes, text ui allows you for more flexibility, but I suggest to leave
them there: they hurt noone, and may be helpful someway.

> Thanks for all your work on reportbug, it’s so much better that a Web UI! I

you're welcome

> hope someday we’ll be able to use it for other projects too.

There was some work on this direction, but actually we're kinda busy
keep it working for Debian debbugs :)

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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