[Reportbug-maint] Bug#590306: MTA/smarthost questions don't suggest reportbug works without them
andreimpopescu at gmail.com
Sun Jul 25 18:47:38 UTC 2010
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel at lists.debian.org
Hi (again), here is another wishlist bug inspired by the current thread
As several people noticed, it is not at all obvious that reportbug
actually works very well without a local MTA or a smarthost. Suggestions
- changes in the wording
- skipping the question for "novice" or even "standard"
- both ;)
A quote below of a relevant message in case you didn't follow the
On Vi, 23 iul 10, 16:03:05, Julien Viard de Galbert wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 09:23:12AM +0300, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > On Vi, 23 iul 10, 02:51:36, brian m. carlson wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 10:26:47AM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> > > > On 23 July 2010 10:03, brian m. carlson <sandals at crustytoothpaste.net> wrote:
> > > > > You can use "smtphost reportbug.debian.org" in the configuration file.
> > > > > As for blocking direct outgoing SMTP connections:
> > > >
> > > > This is news for me. Is there any thoughts on making this the default?
> > >
> > > It's enabled if stupidmode is set. To do that, say that "no" when
> > > asked if you have an MTA configured and just hit enter when it asks for
> > > your smarthost. You can always edit the config file as well. It will
> > > print the same lines regardless, except that they're commented out when
> > > stupidmode is off.
> > How about not asking at all if the user chooses 'novice', or even
> > 'standard'.
> Or maybe just making the text explain that the default will actually work.
> I currently reads:
> | Do you have a "mail transport agent" (MTA) like Exim, Postfix or SSMTP
> | configured on this computer to send mail to the Internet? [Y|n|q|?]? n
> | Please enter the name of your SMTP host. Usually it's called something like
> | "mail.example.org" or "smtp.example.org". If you need to use a different port
> | than default, use the <host>:<port> alternative format. Just press ENTER if you
> | don't have one or don't know.
> When I read that, I just though if I hit enter, it will just not be able to
> send mails... So on my laptop I configured my home MTA, but it only works when
> I'm at home... According to what you are saying I should have left it blank
> What about adding "(It will directly connect to debian)" or something
> similar to the message above ?
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