[Reportbug-maint] Bug#574040: python-reportbug: add debug possiblity in the library for use in reportbug(1)

Jari Aalto jari.aalto at cante.net
Mon Mar 15 22:24:42 UTC 2010

Package: python-reportbug
Version: 4.10.2
Severity: wishlist

When using reportbug(1), sometimes there are needs to get deeper
information what is going on.  Like what are the exact parameters
passed to MTA (in /usr/share/pyshared/reportbug/submit.py around line


Please implement debuggin capabilities to the library. When debug is
on (True), the library would print informational messages to stderr.

This feature could then be activated from reportbug(1) e.g. via option

-- 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 python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                    Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.4-9    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-support          automated rebuilding support for P

python-reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages python-reportbug suggests:
ii  reportbug                     4.10.2     reports bugs in the Debian distrib

-- no debconf information

-- debsums errors found:
debsums: changed file /usr/share/pyshared/reportbug/submit.py (from python-reportbug package)

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