[Reportbug-maint] Bug#657066: reportbug: Cannot provide extra information for ITP bug reports

Marc-Jano Knopp pub_br_debian.org at marc-jano.de
Mon Jan 23 20:19:45 UTC 2012

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.3.1
Severity: normal

It seems to be impossible to use reportbug to provide extra
information for an ITP/RFP bug report. I tested #652022 and #553035.
See a transcript of the latter:

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$ reportbug -N 553035
Warning: untranslated token "envelopefrom"
*** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
Note: bug reports are publicly archived (including the email address of the submitter).
Detected character set: ISO-8859-15
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using '"Marc-Jano Knopp" <pub_br_debian.org at marc-jano.de>' as your from address.
Retrieving report #553035 from Debian bug tracking system...
What do you want to do now? [N|x|o|r|b|e|q|?]?
What do you want to do now? [p|N|x|o|r|b|e|q|?]? 
What do you want to do now? [p|N|x|o|r|b|e|q|?]? 
What do you want to do now? [p|N|x|o|r|b|e|q|?]? ?
p - Show previous message (followup).
N - (default) Show next message (followup).
x - Provide extra information.
o - Show other bug reports (return to bug listing).
r - Redisplay this message.
b - Launch web browser to read full log.
e - Launch e-mail client to read full log.
q - I'm bored; quit please.
? - Display this help.
What do you want to do now? [p|N|x|o|r|b|e|q|?]? x
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
What sort of request is this? (If none of these things mean anything to you, or
you are trying to report a bug in an existing package, please press Enter to
exit reportbug.)

1 ITP  This is an `Intent To Package'. Please submit a package description
       along with copyright and URL in such a report.
2 O    The package has been `Orphaned'. It needs a new maintainer as soon as
3 RFA  This is a `Request for Adoption'. Due to lack of time, resources,
       interest or something similar, the current maintainer is asking for
       someone else to maintain this package. They will maintain it in the
       meantime, but perhaps not in the best possible way. In short: the
       package needs a new maintainer.
4 RFH  This is a `Request For Help'. The current maintainer wants to continue
       to maintain this package, but they needs some help to do this, because
       their time is limited or the package is quite big and needs several
5 RFP  This is a `Request For Package'. You have found an interesting piece of
       software and would like someone else to maintain it for Debian. Please
       submit a package description along with copyright and URL in such a

Choose the request type: 
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As counter-evidence, I tried to provide extra information on #649408,
which seemed to work.

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Checking for newer versions at madison...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Maintainer for libgnome-keyring-common is 'Debian GNOME Maintainers
<pkg-gnome-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>'.

Please provide a subject for your response.
[Re: gnome-keyring: no socket to connect to]> 
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-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="pub_br_debian.org at marc-jano.de"
DEBFULLNAME="Marc-Jano Knopp"

** /home/mjk/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.8"
mode standard
ui text
realname "Marc-Jano Knopp"
email "pub_br_debian.org at marc-jano.de"
envelopefrom "pub_br_debian.org at marc-jano.de"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (501, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable'), (25, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.2-9
ii  python-reportbug  6.3.1

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  debconf-utils                   <none>
ii  debsums                         2.0.50
ii  dlocate                         1.02
ii  emacs23-bin-common              23.3+1-4
ii  file                            5.09-2
ii  gnupg                           1.4.11-3
ii  postfix [mail-transport-agent]  2.8.5-1.1
ii  python-gtk2                     2.24.0-2
ii  python-gtkspell                 <none>
ii  python-urwid                    1.0.1-2
ii  python-vte                      <none>
ii  xdg-utils                       1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-4

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.2-9
ii  python-debian     0.1.21
ii  python-debianbts  1.10
ii  python-support    1.0.14

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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