[Reportbug-maint] Bug#594177: Reopen: Bug#594177: reportbug crashes (with certain proxy environmental variables)

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Sat Aug 27 09:45:16 UTC 2011


On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 08:08, A. Costa <agcosta at gis.net> wrote:
> As an experiment, from the shell I unset my 'ftp_proxy=' and
> 'http_proxy=' environmental variables.  After which 'reportbug' worked
> as expected.  IIRC 'reportbug' wasn't formerly sensitive to
> proxy environmental variables.  (My system's haven't changed in years.)
> Experiment #2:
>        # try it with nonsense proxy settings
>        % export ftp_proxy=noproxy ; export http_proxy=noproxy
>        % reportbug dash
>        *** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
>        Detected character set: us-ascii
>        Please change your locale if this is incorrect.
>        Using 'A Costa <agcosta at gis.net>' as your from address.
>        Getting status for dash...
>        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 dash (source)...
>        Unable to connect to Debian BTS; continue [y|N|?]? N
> That error message was much more informative.
> My initial proxy environmental variables were:
>        ftp_proxy=http://localhost:8080/
>        http_proxy=http://localhost:8080/
> When I reset them to the above, the error recurs.

I just tried and I can't replicate this problem either with an empty
http_proxy or an invalid value (non-existing proxy) not even with a
valid one. Given we recently changed the way we fetch bug reports,
could you please check with the latest version in sid and confirm it's
gone/still happening?

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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