[Reportbug-maint] Bug#707296: Please detect keywords that indicate a likely attachment, and warn if no attachment exists

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Wed May 8 21:01:53 UTC 2013

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.4.4
Severity: normal

Many modern mail clients, such as Evolution and Thunderbird, look for
keywords in the message body that indicate a likely attachment (such as
"attached" or "attachment"), and warn if attempting to send that message
without an attachment.  Since reportbug does not support attaching a
file while composing the message, only after composition and before
sending, it becomes even more likely that the user will forget an
attachment.  Please consider adding a check for this.

Evolution uses the following keywords:

- Josh Triplett

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="josh at joshtriplett.org"
EMAIL="josh at joshtriplett.org"
DEBFULLNAME="Josh Triplett"
NAME="Josh Triplett"

** /home/josh/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.21.2"
mode expert
ui text
header "X-Debbugs-CC: josh at joshtriplett.org"
smtphost reportbug.debian.org:587
header "X-Debbugs-No-Ack: ack!"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.8-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=C.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.3-5
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
pn  dlocate                                 <none>
ii  emacs23-bin-common                      23.4+1-4
ii  file                                    1:5.14-1
ii  gnupg                                   1.4.12-7
pn  postfix | exim4 | mail-transport-agent  <none>
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            2.7.3-5
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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