[Reportbug-maint] Bug#599290: reportbug: tells that package does not exist even when it exists

Michal Čihař nijel at debian.org
Wed Oct 6 13:01:25 UTC 2010

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.12.6
Severity: normal

Hash: SHA1


I was trying to file a RFA bug for nanoblogger-extra, however reportbug
complains "This package doesn't appear to exist" (and does not fill in

What I did:

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

Using '"Michal Čihař" <nijel at debian.org>' as your from address.
Getting status for wnpp...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
What sort of request is this? (If none of these things mean anything to you, or you are trying to report a bug in
an existing package, please press Enter to exit reportbug.)

1 ITP  This is an `Intent To Package'. Please submit a package description along with copyright and URL in such a
2 O    The package has been `Orphaned'. It needs a new maintainer as soon as possible.
3 RFA  This is a `Request for Adoption'. Due to lack of time, resources, interest or something similar, the
       current maintainer is asking for someone else to maintain this package. They will maintain it in the
       meantime, but perhaps not in the best possible way. In short: the package needs a new maintainer.
4 RFH  This is a `Request For Help'. The current maintainer wants to continue to maintain this package, but they
       needs some help to do this, because their time is limited or the package is quite big and needs several
5 RFP  This is a `Request For Package'. You have found an interesting piece of software and would like someone
       else to maintain it for Debian. Please submit a package description along with copyright and URL in such a

Choose the request type: 3
Please enter the package name: nanoblogger-extra
Checking status database...
This package doesn't appear to exist; continue? [y|N|?]? n

While the package seems to be perfectly existing:
$ apt-cache show nanoblogger-extra
Package: nanoblogger-extra
Priority: optional
Section: web
Installed-Size: 476
Maintainer: Michal Čihař <nijel at debian.org>
Architecture: all
Version: 3.4.2-1
Depends: nanoblogger
Suggests: fortune
Filename: pool/main/n/nanoblogger-extra/nanoblogger-extra_3.4.2-1_all.deb
Size: 64754
MD5sum: d6998d93fb576cff2777f2f3257edf8c
SHA1: d91fa3458f491a97053ba554125398aaaa48e266
SHA256: b2803b4d553a0b63140cf20a527efd2e561230286d0289aba334af658062df9a
Description-cs: Pluginy pro Nanoblogger
 NanoBlogger je malý program pro tvorbu weblogu napsaný v bashi. K vytváření
 webových stránek používá unixové nástroje jako je cat, grep a sed. Program
 se ovládá přímo z příkazové řádky a podporuje kategorie, rok, měsíc, den
 a přihlášení. Je vytvořen modulárně, pružně a nezávisle na externí databázi.
 Tento balíček obsahuje přídavné moduly a překlady tohoto webového stroje.
Homepage: http://nanoblogger.sourceforge.net/
Tag: implemented-in::shell, interface::commandline, interface::shell, role::plugin, role::program, scope::utility, use::editing, use::text-formatting, web::blog, web::cms, works-with::text, works-with-format::html, works-with-format::xml

$ apt-cache showsrc nanoblogger-extra
Package: nanoblogger-extra
Binary: nanoblogger-extra
Version: 3.4.2-1
Priority: optional
Section: web
Maintainer: Michal Čihař <nijel at debian.org>
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 7.0.0)
Architecture: all
Standards-Version: 3.8.4
Format: 3.0 (quilt)
Directory: pool/main/n/nanoblogger-extra
 febe6cc1f6613839e72f84cb55153e1b 1224 nanoblogger-extra_3.4.2-1.dsc
 87fd0a60169e9a810aa616979447c243 66006 nanoblogger-extra_3.4.2.orig.tar.gz
 2cf280d24f69a8428f6241a2032e59ec 3069 nanoblogger-extra_3.4.2-1.debian.tar.gz
Homepage: http://nanoblogger.sourceforge.net/
Vcs-Browser: http://viewsvn.cihar.com/debian-nanoblogger-extra/trunk
Vcs-Svn: svn://svn.cihar.com/debian-nanoblogger-extra/trunk
 0424eade29a3f9ad039cf5e682848a5e3a47ec9c 66006 nanoblogger-extra_3.4.2.orig.tar.gz
 e41e51260d8101b3ef9b65997afd8c98834a13ce 3069 nanoblogger-extra_3.4.2-1.debian.tar.gz
 4e9f8952c41e5aff5d9926060ec68a26bb2e2615b35d34bc90b2b7f61e4ca5df 66006 nanoblogger-extra_3.4.2.orig.tar.gz
 ecc13aef80a793d8890577aa59447beefeea81096dec4f5f4e6e4d836d3474e9 3069 nanoblogger-extra_3.4.2-1.debian.tar.gz


- -- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="nijel at debian.org"
DEBFULLNAME="Michal Čihař"

** /home/mcihar/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "2.62"
mode expert
ui text
realname "Michal Čihař"
email "nijel at debian.org"
sign gpg

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=cs_CZ.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=cs_CZ.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                           0.8.6      Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.6.6-3    interactive high-level object-orie
ii  python-reportbug              4.12.6     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)
ii  dlocate              1.02                fast alternative to dpkg -L and dp
pn  emacs22-bin-common | <none>              (no description available)
ii  exim4                4.72-1              metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) 
ii  exim4-daemon-light [ 4.72-1              lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon
ii  file                 5.04-5              Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                1.4.10-4            GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  python-gtk2          2.17.0-4            Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
ii  python-gtkspell      2.25.3-6            Python bindings for the GtkSpell l
pn  python-urwid         <none>              (no description available)
ii  python-vte           1:0.24.3-1          Python bindings for the VTE widget
ii  xdg-utils            1.0.2+cvs20100307-2 desktop integration utilities from

- -- no debconf information

- -- 
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