[Reportbug-maint] Bug#570385: Leaves files in /var/tmp/

Torquil Macdonald Sørensen torquil at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 12:16:51 UTC 2010

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.10.2
Severity: normal


As mentioned, those files in /var/tmp are completely empty, and from the
example listing you can see that their size is zero.

I'm 99% sure they are created by reportbug, since this is the program I use
for reporting. I deleted all the previous files, but now I can see that I have
a set of *.bug and *.bug~ files corresponding to the apps I have bugreported on
since that time:

ls -s1 /var/tmp
total 0
0 cdparanoia.bug
0 gnomad2.bug
0 iceweasel.bug
0 inkscape.bug
0 inkscape.bug~
0 mscore.bug
0 muse.bug
0 muse.bug~
0 vlc.bug
0 vlc.bug~
0 vorbis-tools.bug

Sorry about deleting the config, it seemed to me that it contained nothing
interesting. I may have been wrong, so here is everything apart from my
personal info.

Btw, will the smtp password be autoincluded in bugreports if it is specified in the
user config file (smtppasswd option)? If so, maybe it should be automatically
deleted by reportbug when filing a report on itself? Or maybe just a warning
in the description of the smtppasswd in the man page?

Best regards
Torquil Sørensen

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

** /home/tmac/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.20"
mode advanced
ui text
email [deleted]
smtphost [deleted]
smtpuser [deleted]

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (700, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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)
pn  emacs22-bin-common | <none>              (no description available)
ii  file                 5.04-1              Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                1.4.10-2            GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  postfix | exim4 | ma <none>              (no description available)
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+cvs20100307-1 desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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