[Reportbug-maint] Bug#573205: reportbug: Incorrect EMAIL and NAME in sent bug reports

jari jaalto at jondo.cante.net
Tue Mar 9 18:32:55 UTC 2010

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.10.2
Severity: normal

While composing the message, the reportbug(1) responds, after sending
the report, with a message:

    Bug report submitted to: "Debian Bug Tracking System" <submit at bugs.debian.org>
    Copies sent to:
      Debian Bug Tracking System <submit at bugs.debian.org>
      Jari Aalto <jari.aalto at cante.net>

But looking at the bug reports in the BTS, this is not the NAME or
EMAIL that was used:


I'm not sure where reportbug(1) takes the values for the "From:"
field. In BTS it reads:

   From: "jari" <jaalto at jondo.cante.net>

Environment variables set:

    $ env | egrep -i '^(email|name|deb)'
    NAME=Jari Aalto
    DEBFULLNAME=Jari Aalto
    EMAIL=jari.aalto at cante.net

Content of ~/.reportbugrc:

    # ~/.reportbugrc

    mode            standard
    email           jari.aalto at cante.net
    realname        "Jari Aalto"

    # End of file

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
EDITOR="env LC_ALL=C emacs -q -nw -no-site-file "
VISUAL="env LC_ALL=C emacs -q -nw -no-site-file "
EMAIL="jari.aalto at cante.net"
NAME="Jari Aalto"

** /home/jaalto/.reportbugrc:
editor "emacs -nw -q -Q"
mode		standard
email		jari.aalto at cante.net
realname 	"Jari Aalto"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.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:
ii  debconf-utils                 1.5.28     debconf utilities
ii  debsums                       2.0.48     tool for verification of installed
ii  dlocate                       1.02       fast alternative to dpkg -L and dp
ii  emacs22-bin-common            22.3+1-1.2 The GNU Emacs editor's shared, arc
ii  emacs23-bin-common            23.1+1-5   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  python-gtk2                   2.16.0-2   Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
pn  python-gtkspell               <none>     (no description available)
ii  python-urwid          curses-based UI/widget library for
pn  python-vte                    <none>     (no description available)
ii  ssmtp [mail-transport-agent]  2.64-3     extremely simple MTA to get mail o
ii  xdg-utils                     1.0.2-6.1  desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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