[Reportbug-maint] Bug#698805: reportbug: will incorrectly query bts for 'linux' while it's input were: 'linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64'

Sophoklis Goumas olspookishmagus at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 21:19:52 UTC 2013

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.4.3
Severity: normal

When I tried to report specific kernel module bugs to:
linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64 with reportbug,
I stumbled uppon a faulty behaviour of its.

After having informed it that the package for which I wished
to file a bug for was: linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64, as can be seen
in the output below:

Getting status for linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64...
Checking for newer versions at madison...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Querying Debian BTS for reports on linux (source)...

reportbug queried BTS for 'linux' which is way too generic; thus
fetching a decent load on irrelevant, to that linux-image release bugs.

Is this the desired behaviour or, as I think it should, reportbug
should have fetched only bugs for: 'linux-image-3.2.0-4-amd64'?


-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:

** /home/olspookishmagus/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "5.0"
mode novice
ui text
realname "Sophoklis Goumas"
email "olspookishmagus at gmail.com"
smtphost "smtp.gmail.com:587"
smtpuser "olspookishmagus at gmail.com"
editor vim

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 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            2.7.3-3
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>
ii  emacs23-bin-common                         23.4+1-4
ii  exim4                                      4.80-7
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-transport-agent]  4.80-7
ii  file                                       5.11-2
ii  gnupg                                      1.4.12-7
ii  pgpgpg [pgp]                               0.13-9
ii  python-gtk2                                2.24.0-3+b1
ii  python-gtkspell                            2.25.3-12
pn  python-urwid                               <none>
pn  python-vte                                 <none>
ii  xdg-utils                                  1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-6

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