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

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Mon Mar 15 19:57:05 UTC 2010

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 19:03, Jari Aalto <jari.aalto at cante.net> wrote:
> Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> writes:
>> could that it's that one replacing the sender information? can you
>> test? That seems confirmed by your email headers:
>> Received: from [] (helo=jondo.cante.net)     by picasso.cante.net
>>  with smtp (Exim 4.71)  (envelope-from <jaalto at jondo.cante.net>)        id
>>  1Np4Eh-0002zW-QZ; Tue, 09 Mar 2010 20:32:56 +0200
>> Received: by jondo.cante.net (sSMTP sendmail emulation); Tue,
>>  09 Mar 2010 20:32:55 +0200
>> From: "jari" <jaalto at jondo.cante.net>
> The MTA doesn't rewrite the values.

Ok, so what is the jondo.cante.net host?

> Compare from outpur of "git send-email", which connects to the MTA similarly:

reportbug doesn't connect to the MTA... I bet there's a line:

Sending message via /usr/sbin/sendmail...

right after OKing to send the email; so there's also sendmail in the middle.

> So I suspect there is somthing with reportbug(1) and MTA handshake.

there is no secret handshake between reportbug and MTA, it uses
sendmail. Given only you face this problem, I can conclude it's
something on your configuration.

> Is there away to activate debug for reportbug(1)?

you can pass --paranoid option to reportbug so that it will pipe the
message in a pager right before calling sendmail, so you can see what
will be passed to it.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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