[Reportbug-maint] Bug#575920: reportbug: ask for the version of the package to be reported as buggy

Łukasz Stelmach lukasz.stelmach at iem.pw.edu.pl
Tue Mar 30 14:23:27 UTC 2010

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.10.2
Severity: wishlist

Yesterday I managed to fix a problem with nvidia-glx package.
I installed the version from the unstable repository. The I filed a
bug report about, as I was hoping, the older buggy version. Because
reportbug generates a template with a fat sing "Please type etc." and
I am not too interested in details of Debian bug reporting process
I don't even look above that line. I should have. The bug was filed
against the unstable version which wasn't my intention nad got closed

I wish report bug explicitly asked a question

"File the report against version X.Y.Z [Y|n]:"

In most cases users hit [Enter]. It'd be closer to other bug tracking
systems wher users choose on their own the version to be reported
as buggy.

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

** /home/steelman/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.39"
mode standard
ui text
realname "Łukasz Stelmach"
email "lukasz.stelmach at iem.pw.edu.pl"

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL.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  emacs23-bin-common   23.1+1-5            The GNU Emacs editor's shared, arc
ii  exim4                4.71-3              metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) 
ii  exim4-daemon-light [ 4.71-3              lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon
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
ii  python-gtkspell      2.25.3-4.1+b3       Python bindings for the GtkSpell l
pn  python-urwid         <none>              (no description available)
ii  python-vte           1:0.22.5-3          Python bindings for the VTE widget
ii  xdg-utils            1.0.2+cvs20100307-1 desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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