[Reportbug-maint] Bug#590242: more info

Neil Williams codehelp at debian.org
Sun Jul 25 09:23:07 UTC 2010

The message quoted in the bug report came from trying to use reportbug
in the GTK:ui interface to actually file this very bug report (because I
wanted to demonstrate to myself that it was indeed not a fluke but that
the command line can post and the gtk cannot) and I then switched to the
command line interface and filed the bug. 

i.e. I set up reportbug as novice, using the GTK frontend and on a
system without any MTA installed and where I had not previously
installed reportbug. I tried to then post a comment on an existing bug
report (for buildd.emdebian.org) using the GTK frontend and got the
message. Changed to text, re-entered the comment and filed the extra
info using reportbug.debian.org SMTP via the command line without

Hmmm. OK, maybe something else changed, so try again with a different
bug report. Same result. OK, finally try submitting a new bug via GTK -
no go. Change to command line and here we are.

Each time I tried the GTK frontend, I started reportbug from the menu,
not from the command line.

I too expected the command line and gtk interfaces to be equivalent
when sending email via reportbug.debian.org but that isn't how it


Neil Williams

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