[Reportbug-maint] Bug#694161: reportbug: fails to add patch tag to existing bug (plus one cosmetic issue)

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Sat Nov 24 12:54:02 UTC 2012

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.4.3
Severity: normal


I just had wanted to report a bug to dput, found out it already
existed (#664685) and then “provided extra information”, adding
text, an attachment, and a “patch” tag.

Now reportbug sent a message but failed to tell the BTS to add
that tag. I just composed a message to control@ to do that manually
now, because I can’t recall the exact syntax to do that within
the mail, which is why I chose to use the 'add a tag' option
reportbug offered me in the first place.

Plus, one cosmetic issue: if you have Multi-Arch with more than
two architectures (like this box: amd64 primary, i386+m68k) then
the “Foreign Architectures” field below contains newlines, which
is not nice; these should be spaces instead.

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="Thorsten Glaser <tg at mirbsd.de>"

** /home/tg/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "6.3.1"
mode advanced
ui text
header "X-Debbugs-CC: tg at mirbsd.de"
smtphost reportbug.debian.org

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unreleased
  APT policy: (500, 'unreleased'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-xen-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/mksh

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.3-3
ii  python-reportbug  6.4.3

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                               <none>
pn  debconf-utils                            <none>
pn  debsums                                  <none>
pn  dlocate                                  <none>
pn  emacs22-bin-common | emacs23-bin-common  <none>
ii  file                                     5.11-2
ii  gnupg                                    1.4.12-6
pn  python-gtk2                              <none>
pn  python-gtkspell                          <none>
pn  python-urwid                             <none>
pn  python-vte                               <none>
ii  sendmail-bin [mail-transport-agent]      8.14.4-2.1
ii  xdg-utils                                1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.3-3
ii  python-debian     0.1.21+nmu2
ii  python-debianbts  1.11
ii  python-support    1.0.15

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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