[Reportbug-maint] Bug#625654: reportbug: Please add support for debbugs.gnu.org GNU bug tracker

Reuben Thomas rrt at sc3d.org
Wed May 4 20:36:36 UTC 2011

Package: reportbug
Version: 4.12.6ubuntu1
Severity: wishlist

Since debbugs.gnu.org is a debbugs instantiation, I thought it should
Just Work(TM), but it doesn’t. I hope I’m missing something simple.

If I add the following as "gnu" to /etc/dpkg/origins:

Vendor: GNU
Vendor-URL: http://www.gnu.org/
Bugs: debbugs://debbugs.gnu.org

then I can say

reportbug --bts gnu emacs

and get a list of two packages:

1 emacs23-lucid  The GNU Emacs editor

2 emacs          Source package

to file against, but choosing 1 crashes at the query stage:

Querying GNU BTS for reports on emacs23 (source)...
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 2106, in <module>
 File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1045, in main
   return iface.user_interface()
 File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1637, in user_interface
 File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/reportbug/ui/text_ui.py", line
549, in handle_bts_query
   for entry in hierarchy:
TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not iterable

while choosing 2 finds no bug reports.

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
EMAIL="rrt at sc3d.org"

** /home/rrt/.reportbugrc:
mode standard
bts debian

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers natty-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'natty-updates'), (500, 'natty-security'), (500, 'natty')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic (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                   2.7.1-0ubuntu5  interactive high-level object-orie
ii  python-reportbug         4.12.6ubuntu1   Python modules for interacting wit

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  debconf-utils         1.5.36ubuntu4      debconf utilities
ii  debsums               2.0.48+nmu3        tool for verification of installed
ii  dlocate               1.02               fast alternative to dpkg -L and dp
pn  emacs22-bin-common |  <none>             (no description available)
ii  esmtp-run [mail-trans 1.2-5build1        user configurable relay-only MTA -
ii  file                  5.04-5ubuntu2      Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                 1.4.11-3ubuntu1    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  python-gtk2           2.22.0-0ubuntu1    Python bindings for the GTK+ widge
ii  python-gtkspell       2.25.3-7ubuntu2    Python bindings for the GtkSpell l
ii  python-urwid    curses-based UI/widget library for
ii  python-vte            1:0.27.90-0ubuntu1 Python bindings for the VTE widget
ii  xdg-utils             1.1.0~rc1-2ubuntu3 desktop integration utilities from

-- no debconf information

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