[Reportbug-maint] Bug#580284: reportbug: "NameError: global name 'options' is not defined" when reporting FTBS

Jan Braun janbraun at gmx.net
Tue May 4 23:35:54 UTC 2010

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.12.1
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

reportbug fails when trying to call checkbuildd.check_built() while
reporting a FTBS bug. Trivial patch is attached.


$ reportbug pal
*** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using 'Jan Braun <janbraun at gmx.net>' as your from address.
Getting status for pal...
Verifying package integrity...
Checking for newer versions at packages.debian.org...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Querying Debian BTS for reports on pal (source)...
3 bug reports found:

Outstanding bugs -- Wishlist items; Patch Available (1 bug)
  1) #566843  fix pal to not wake up ten times a second in interactive mode

Outstanding bugs -- Wishlist items; Unclassified (2 bugs)
  2) #503851  please provide a simple howto with example commands and files used
  3) #572142  new date formats: MON-FRI, WORKDAILY, WEEKEND
(1-3/3) Is the bug you found listed above [y|N|b|m|r|q|s|f|?]?
Maintainer for pal is 'Carsten Hey <carsten at debian.org>'.
Looking up dependencies of pal...
Getting changed configuration files...

Please briefly describe your problem (max. 100 characters allowed; you can elaborate in a moment).
This will be the bug email subject, so write a concise summary of what is wrong with the package,
for example, "fails to send email" or "does not start with -q option specified" (type Ctrl+c to
> foo
Rewriting subject to 'pal: foo'
How would you rate the severity of this problem or report?

1 critical        makes unrelated software on the system (or the whole system) break, or causes
                  serious data loss, or introduces a security hole on systems where you install the
2 grave           makes the package in question unusable by most or all users, or causes data loss,
                  or introduces a security hole allowing access to the accounts of users who use the
3 serious         is a severe violation of Debian policy (that is, the problem is a violation of a
                  'must' or 'required' directive); may or may not affect the usability of the
                  package. Note that non-severe policy violations may be 'normal,' 'minor,' or
                  'wishlist' bugs. (Package maintainers may also designate other bugs as 'serious'
                  and thus release-critical; however, end users should not do so.)
4 important       a bug which has a major effect on the usability of a package, without rendering it
                  completely unusable to everyone.
5 does-not-build  a bug that stops the package from being built from source. (This is a 'virtual
6 normal          a bug that does not undermine the usability of the whole package; for example, a
                  problem with a particular option or menu item.
7 minor           things like spelling mistakes and other minor cosmetic errors that do not affect
                  the core functionality of the package.
8 wishlist        suggestions and requests for new features.

Please select a severity level: [normal] 5
Checking buildd.debian.org for past builds of pal...
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 2082, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1034, in main
    return iface.user_interface()
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1873, in user_interface
NameError: global name 'options' is not defined

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
EMAIL="janbraun at gmx.de"

** /home/rlj/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "2.61"
mode standard
ui text
realname "Jan Braun"
email "janbraun at gmx.net"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.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              4.12.1     Python modules for interacting wit

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  debconf-utils        1.5.32              debconf utilities
ii  debsums              2.0.48              tool for verification of installed
pn  dlocate              <none>              (no description available)
pn  emacs22-bin-common | <none>              (no description available)
ii  exim4-daemon-light [ 4.71-4              lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon
ii  file                 5.04-2              Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                1.4.10-2            GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  python-gtk2          <none>              (no description available)
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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