[Reportbug-maint] Bug#638616: reportbug: with --src, do not ask the user to select a binary package

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Sat Aug 20 09:20:37 UTC 2011

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.1
Severity: minor

I used --src to report a bug against a source package, but reportbug
asked me to select a binary package (the generated template for the
bug report was OK, though). This is confusing and not necessary.

xvii:~> reportbug --src hunspell
*** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
Note: bug reports are publicly archived (including the email address of the submitter).
Detected character set: ISO-8859-1
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using 'Vincent Lefevre <vincent at vinc17.net>' as your from address.
Getting status for hunspell...
Which of the following packages is the bug in?
Just press ENTER to exit reportbug.

1 hunspell           spell checker and morphological analyzer (program)
2 hunspell-tools     tools for hunspell
3 libhunspell-1.2-0  spell checker and morphological analyzer (shared library)
4 libhunspell-1.3-0  spell checker and morphological analyzer (shared library)
5 libhunspell-dev    spell checker and morphological analyzer (development)

Select one of these packages: 

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="vincent at vinc17.net"

** /home/vinc17/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "2.10"
mode advanced
ui text
realname "Vincent Lefevre"
email "vincent at vinc17.net"
mua mutt

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

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                    Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.6.7-3    interactive high-level object-orie
ii  python-reportbug              6.1        Python modules for interacting wit

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  debconf-utils                <none>      (no description available)
ii  debsums                      2.0.48+nmu3 tool for verification of installed
ii  dlocate                      1.02        fast alternative to dpkg -L and dp
ii  emacs23-bin-common           23.3+1-1    The GNU Emacs editor's shared, arc
ii  exim4                        4.76-2      metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) 
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-tra 4.76-2      lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon
ii  file                         5.04-5+b1   Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                        1.4.11-3    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  python-gtk2                  2.24.0-2    Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
ii  python-gtkspell              2.25.3-10.1 Python bindings for the GtkSpell l
pn  python-urwid                 <none>      (no description available)
pn  python-vte                   <none>      (no description available)
ii  xdg-utils                    1.1.0~rc1-2 desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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