[Reportbug-maint] Bug#639577: reportbug: wrong bug reports retrieved

Edward J. Shornock ed.shornock at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 11:09:51 UTC 2011

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.1
Severity: normal

An example of what I mean:

Querying Debian BTS for reports on reportbug (source)...
156 bug reports found:

Bugs with severity important
    1) #415801  reportbug: add support for SOAP interface to BTS
    2) #532150  reportbug: [regression] no longer supports custom mua commands
    3) #564112  Checking status of source packages with many binaries can be slow
    4) #594177  Proxy error crashes 'reportbug', then 'reportbug' outputs a misleading error message.
    5) #601679  reportbug: should use rmadison.
    6) #612712  reportbug complains about unicode conversion error
    7) #620225  GTK+ UI errors: segfaults, floating-point exceptions, pango error
    8) #625534  GTK+ UI errors: segfaults, floating-point exceptions, pango error
    9) #627109  reportbug: crash Gdk ERROR assertion failed
   10) #627956  GTK+ UI errors: segfaults, floating-point exceptions, pango error
   11) #628968  [reportbug] reportbug crashes with assertion failed
   12) #629437  reportbug: crash with gtk+ ui
   13) #631453  submitbug crash
   14) #631637  Reportbug crashes
   15) #632079  reportbug crash (segfault)
   16) #636903  reportbug: failed
   17) #637872  (no subject)
   18) #639252  Querying Debian BTS for reports always fails
(1-18/156) Is the bug you found listed above [y|N|b|m|r|q|s|f|e|?]? 15
Retrieving report #627956 from Debian bug tracking system...
What do you want to do now? [N|x|o|r|b|e|q|?]?

Previously entering the sequence number (such as "15" above) would retrieve bug
#632079. As you can see above #627956 (the 10th on the list) was retrieved instead.

Entering the actual bug number itself does work.

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="ed.shornock at gmail.com"
DEBFULLNAME="Edward J. Shornock"

** /home/eshornock/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "4.2"
mode standard
ui text

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, '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=fi_FI.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.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                        2.6.7-3    interactive high-level object-orie
ii  python-reportbug              6.1        Python modules for interacting wit

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  debconf-utils                1.5.41      debconf utilities
pn  debsums                      <none>      (no description available)
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  file                         5.04-5+b1   Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                        1.4.11-3    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  postfix [mail-transport-agen 2.8.4-1     High-performance mail transport ag
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)
ii  python-vte                   1:0.28.1-2  Python bindings for the VTE widget
ii  xdg-utils                    1.1.0~rc1-2 desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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