[Reportbug-maint] Bug#666469: Bug#666469: reportbug: reports bug assigned to the wrong package (multi-arch problem?)

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Sun Apr 1 02:27:49 UTC 2012

On 2012-03-31 10:24:54 +0200, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 02:49, Vincent Lefevre <vincent at vinc17.net> wrote:
> > Package: reportbug
> > Version: 6.3.1
> > Severity: grave
> > Justification: renders package unusable
> > (well, not completely, but this is definitely a RC bug if you don't
> > want a mess in the bug reports)
> I'm not convinced this is RC (on reportbug) because it's not effecting
> all the users: downgraded.

I think it affects all users, but not all packages (only multi-arch
ones, which will be more and more common).

> > I wanted to report a bug against libcairo2, but I got:
> >
> > $ reportbug libcairo2
> > [...]
> > Getting status for libcairo2...
> > Verifying package integrity...
> > There may be a problem with your installation of libcairo2;
> > the following problems were detected by debsums:
> > debsums: package libcairo2 is not installed
> this is debsums replying, so at least you should have filed the bug
> against that: reportbug here is just a interface to it.

I'm not sure whether this is a debsums bug: debsums probably waits for
the full package name since several variants of the same package can
be installed, and debsums must be able to deal with that. That's only
the BTS that doesn't accept the architecture part. So, I'd say that's
up to reportbug to remove the architecture part in the generated mail.

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