[Reportbug-maint] Bug#570385: Leaves files in /var/tmp/

Torquil Macdonald Sørensen torquil at gmail.com
Thu May 6 08:16:01 UTC 2010

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.12.1
Severity: normal

I'm not sure how I would make a transcript, but believe that I do not do
anything out of the ordinary. SInce you mention MTA, I always make a
point about removing any mail server packages, e.g. exim-packages and so
on, since I don't need those types of software since e.g. Icedove
communicates with SMTP servers without the help any such software.

I don't know how reportbug does this, but it does manage to send bugreports.

I will try to make a list of my commands within reportbug:

1) Start it with 'reportbug packagename'
2) I am presented with a list of bug reports. I then press Enter and
I am then presented with additional reports. This repeats until there are
no more registered reports on the package.
3) After this it asks me for a Subject line for the bug reports.
4) Then it asks if there are any additional email addresses that should receive
the report. I just press Enter immediately here.
5) It asks: How would you rate the severity of this problem or report?
I usually just press Enter since the default is "normal"
6) Next, it asks about "Do any of the following apply to this report?" and
and it prints a list of special options:

 1 d-i           This bug is relevant to the development of debian-installer.
  2 experimental  This bug only applies to the experimental branch of Debian.
   3 ipv6          This bug affects support for Internet Protocol version 6.
    4 l10n          This bug reports a localization/internationalization issue.

I just press enter, which is specified to mean "none"

7) Now 'nano' is started, taking over the whole terminal window. I simply write
the report where the cursor is initially positioned.

8) I save the finished report and exit from nano

9) Now I am asked:

Report will be sent to "Debian Bug Tracking System" <submit at bugs.debian.org>
Submit this report on smart-notifier (e to edit) [Y|n|a|c|e|i|l|m|p|q|d|t|s|?]?

I pres Enter since the default is Y.

10 ) I am asked for the SMTP password, since I have configured reportbug to use my
ISP SMTP server to send email, in my .reportbugrc, via the option smtphost. I have
also specified the smptuser and encryption option, and this always works fine.

11) Report is sent.

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

** /home/tmac/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.20"
mode advanced
ui text
email "torquil at gmail.com"
smtphost [removed]
smtpuser [removed]

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

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.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:
pn  debconf-utils        <none>              (no description available)
pn  debsums              <none>              (no description available)
pn  dlocate              <none>              (no description available)
pn  emacs22-bin-common | <none>              (no description available)
ii  file                 5.04-2              Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                1.4.10-3            GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  postfix | exim4 | ma <none>              (no description available)
ii  python-gtk2          2.17.0-2            Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
pn  python-gtkspell      <none>              (no description available)
pn  python-urwid         <none>              (no description available)
ii  python-vte           1:0.24.1-1          Python bindings for the VTE widget
ii  xdg-utils            1.0.2+cvs20100307-1 desktop integration utilities from

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