[Reportbug-maint] Bug#674618: reportbug: One new simple feature to fix a problem with SMTP?

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Thu May 31 17:45:12 UTC 2012


On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 2:29 AM, Mikko Koho <cryogenium at gmail.com> wrote:
> Package: reportbug
> Version: 6.3.1
> Dear Maintainer,
> I have sometimes problem that SMTP-connection doesn't work but web-browsers
> e-mail work. Is it able to get an option that if reportbug cannot do SMTP-
> connection, it gets an option to get same way right e-mail address, topic and correct
> report to GTK+? Then it's easy to make new mail in browser, copy-paste all what
> is needed in right form and then push "Send" without someone is crying that
> bugreport was invalid or it has no packet, not enough information etc..

I probably didn't understand exactly what you're asking, but when in
GTK+ UI you have SMTP problems submitting the email, then you're asked
to retry or to stop and save the email; and the email is saved in
/tmp/<pkg your reporting a bug to>.... and other stuff. You can take
that file and use it to compose a new email from your MUA and send the

Is this a satisfying answer?

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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