[Reportbug-maint] Bug#572316: reportbug: timeout for querying the BTS should be configurable by user

Miles Bader miles at gnu.org
Wed Mar 3 09:22:21 UTC 2010

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.10.2
Severity: minor

Sometimes when the BTS server is very slow, it can take so long to
respond about packages with many bugs that reportbug times out before it
gets a response.

The reportbug timeout seems to be hard-wired to 60 seconds; it would be
nice if there were a user option or configuration setting that could be
used to increase the timeout for situations like the above.



-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
EDITOR="/usr/local/bin/emacsclient -t"
VISUAL="/usr/local/bin/emacsclient -t"
NAME="Miles Bader"

** /home/soft1/miles/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.12"
mode novice
ui text
realname "Miles Bader"
email "miles at gnu.org"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers oldstable
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (50, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                    Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.4-9    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-reportbug              4.10.2     Python modules for interacting wit

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  debconf-utils        <none>              (no description available)
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  file                 5.04-1              Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                1.4.10-2            GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  postfix [mail-transp 2.7.0-1             High-performance mail transport ag
ii  python-gtk2          2.16.0-2            Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
pn  python-gtkspell      <none>              (no description available)
pn  python-urwid         <none>              (no description available)
pn  python-vte           <none>              (no description available)
ii  xdg-utils            1.0.2+cvs20100223-1 desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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