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

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Sat Mar 31 00:49:20 UTC 2012

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 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
Do you still want to file a report [y|N|q|?]? 

So, I suspected that I should have used the complete package name:

$ reportbug libcairo2:amd64

then everything seemed to be OK, as usual. The bug report was sent:


However the bug was assigned to libcairo2:amd64, which doesn't
exist for the Debian BTS (unknown maintainer, unknown source).
I had to reassign it manually to libcairo2.

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="vincent at vinc17.net"

** /home/vinc17/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "2.10"
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realname "Vincent Lefevre"
email "vincent at vinc17.net"
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-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.2-10
ii  python-reportbug  6.3.1

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  debconf-utils                   <none>
ii  debsums                         2.0.51
ii  dlocate                         1.02
ii  emacs23-bin-common              23.4+1-2
ii  file                            5.11-1
ii  gnupg                           1.4.12-4
ii  postfix [mail-transport-agent]  2.9.1-2
ii  python-gtk2                     2.24.0-3
ii  python-gtkspell                 2.25.3-11
ii  python-urwid                    <none>
ii  python-vte                      <none>
ii  xdg-utils                       1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.2-10
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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