[Reportbug-maint] Bug#673204: reportbug: Older Version reported as newer

Hilmar Preuße hille42 at web.de
Wed May 16 21:49:23 UTC 2012

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.3.1
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

not sure if this is a bug in reportbug or in the TeX Live packages. I
submitted a bug for texlive-xetex and the following dialog was displayed:

hille at sid:~ $ reportbug texlive-xetex
*** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
Note: bug reports are publicly archived (including the email address of the submitter).
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using '"Hilmar Preuße" <hille42 at web.de>' as your from address.
Getting status for texlive-xetex...
Checking for newer versions at madison...
Your version of texlive-xetex (2011.20120509-1) is newer than that in Debian!
Do you still want to file a report [y|N|q|?]? q

The version @ftp.debian.org at this time was 2012.20120516-1, I'd not expect
that version 2011.20120509-1 is classified as newer.


-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
EMAIL="hille42 at web.de"
DEBFULLNAME="Hilmar Preuße"

** /home/hille/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.18"
mode standard
ui text
email "hille42 at web.de"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_GB.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt               0.9.3
ii  python            2.7.2-10
ii  python-reportbug  6.3.1

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
ii  debconf-utils                            1.5.43
ii  debsums                                  <none>
ii  dlocate                                  1.02
ii  emacs22-bin-common | emacs23-bin-common  <none>
ii  file                                     5.11-1
ii  gnupg                                    1.4.12-4
ii  postfix [mail-transport-agent]           2.9.1-5
ii  python-gtk2                              <none>
ii  python-gtkspell                          <none>
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               0.9.3
ii  python            2.7.2-10
ii  python-debian     0.1.21
ii  python-debianbts  1.11
ii  python-support    1.0.14

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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