[Reportbug-maint] Bug#719218: reportbug: bugreport incorrectly states that installed package is newer than one in Debian.

darkestkhan darkestkhan at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 11:18:55 UTC 2013

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.4.4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,
As in the subject. This happens for example with package python-matplotlib.
Here is output from shell:
darkestkhan $ reportbug
Please enter the name of the package in which you have found a
problem, or type 'other' to report a more general problem.
> python-matplotlib
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using 'darkestkhan <darkestkhan at gmail.com>' as your from address.
Getting status for python-matplotlib...
Verifying package integrity...
Checking for newer versions at madison...
Your version of python-matplotlib (1.3.0-1) is newer than that in
Debian! Do you still want to file a report [y|N|q|?]? q

After checking at packages.debian.org/search?keywords=python-matplotlib
I can see that 1.3.0-1 is version available in Sid for amd64
(but for hurd-* and kfreebsd-* newest version available is 1.1.1~rc2-1).
This information is highly confusing, especially that only this archs enabled
on this system are amd64 and i386 (foreign).

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="darkestkhan at gmail.com"
EMAIL="darkestkhan at gmail.com"

** /home/darkestkhan/.reportbugrc:
email "darkestkhan at gmail.com"
realname "darkestkhan"
replyto "darkestkhan <darkestkhan at gmail.com>"
editor "vim"
mode standard

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (600, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.10-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, 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            2.7.5-3
ii  python-reportbug  6.4.4

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                                 <none>
pn  debconf-utils                              <none>
ii  debsums                                    2.0.52+nmu1
pn  dlocate                                    <none>
ii  emacs23-bin-common                         23.4+1-4.1
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-transport-agent]  4.80-7
ii  file                                       1:5.14-2
ii  gnupg                                      1.4.14-1
ii  python-gtk2                                2.24.0-3+b1
pn  python-gtkspell                            <none>
pn  python-urwid                               <none>
pn  python-vte                                 <none>
ii  xdg-utils                                  1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-7

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.5-3
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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