[Reportbug-maint] Bug#628463: reportbug: --src option says "No package specified; stopping."

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Sun May 29 08:00:23 UTC 2011

retitle 628463 --src and non-existing package name: error message wrong/confusing
On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 09:13:26AM +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:

> $ reportbug --source linux-2.6
> No package specified; stopping.

> But I _did_ specify a source package, namely "linux-2.6".

I noticed that "reportbug linux-2.6" said "no such binary OR SOURCE
package linux-2.6". So I did an "apt-get update" and this fixed the
problem. Which means that really the problem is that the error message
is just plain wrong/confusing. It should says something like "no such
source package linux-2.6".


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